# Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 9, 1895
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Wii^p!!^;?^ IMn Gray's I CORNEE ON KrLadies Fast [BLck Hose! ""'• Six pa'rs in a box at a price never jp'ibeforf heard off for a high grade iCome and See Tnem DAILY JOURNAL PnbUihed e^ery day In the week (except Monday) by Ibe LoeAJ«8PORT JOCTBNAL .Co. ANCIENT BUT LIVELY. la Mrs. Harriet MoMurray the Oldest Woman Living:? w. s, WHISHT A. HAHDY C. W. GRATES 8. B. BOYZB PKESIiiXNT VI01 PRE3IDIK SlCRET«HT. TKKASDBXB t.':.".t be had somethlng\to oo wrarxree- !:!£ her. but it is doubtful if she consid- ••-. frvedom a blessing: She has been .. >..• ;..,. , r .; r ty years, her husband hav- - ••' vi-olcra at Nashville. A Colored L»dy, Residing at Wichita, K»o., C'lalmi to Be One Hundred ' and Filtecn Years of Ago— Great Men She Saw. Price per Annum Price pep Month $6.OO • EO ;State National Bank, Logansport, IndJnua. .^'CAPITAL$200,000 IY &•'' Vm$'- '• *• Jou>.io.f, PRKS. S. W. ULLZKT, Vic* Pwts II. T. IlKirBiiiNK, THE OFFICIAL PAPEB OF THE CITT. [Entered ta necond-class matter at tne Logani- portfMtOince.lrebraaiTS, 1BS8.1 THURSDAY MORNING. MAY 9. Johnson S. W. Cilery, J. T. Elliott, «'• •«. KHlott, W. H. Snider. urj sell Government Bond*. Loan uinooy on personal security and <»ii I literals. Issue special oer- .linearcM "f deposit bearing 8 per cent irheii Iffi.one year; 2 per cent per i;1.»nnim> when deposited 6 uiontbe. BOXP.-in Safety Deposit, Vaults oJ . bun 1 - for the deposit of deeds, Umui-iiin-. policies, mortgages and 'other v.'ii.uibles, rented at from fff r vear JAPAN was compelled to accede to the demands of the three great potrere. The outcome of a oon.'llct with Russia, Germany and France united against her, could not fail to have been disastrous to the Oriental nation. Japan Is as strong 1 in diplomacy BB in war. HOYT'S Sure Cure for Piles. TEE Emperor of China assuming that the recent move of European powers against Japan, means friendliness for his country has called J on ihe Czar of Russia and the President of France for loans, in exchange for which he offers them special commercial advantages. IIUKI-.TY CENTKR.O., Feb. 15,1S9-1. _ ' To wtic nil- may conui-rri: .-. ImOHtlnviriliy rccuraninnd "Hoyt's Snro Cnre •lor Plli'.t" tonII who suite [rom this unnorlnj; dtowuii), I Milfcred with Plies for yours, ami tried wrloii.s rojurdlp >, none ot which nlfordnil mom .Mian tenipumry rellnr. About »lx months ago I s procured oiw'ube of Hoyt's Sure Cure, for Mies • End nscd It necnnllnK to (llrcctlcns two weeks, itl ,.,, ,;ibe end ot which llnin the ulcers dlmiiiponred and %1:H»V6 nor. aln:v tntucneil. I bollevw the cure Is ;-j;tomplfcl«,. I), S. MIRES. !••". "J" Sale by Isit- Lake Erie & -Western. Depart. 7:00»ra 11:46 a in i'l-ru Union Station, , -TnrotiKh ilckMn sold to points ln\the United .Mates nn<> CiimiilH. \.\ SOUTH.; «?;!,' Arrive.; -'•"''^a 21 Indliiniiiiolls Ex., D lo. 'JS Mull & Express S 11:28 a in to. 25 Toledo'K>[ir«nn, S <p*> 1B1 Local Krelnhttf.-.....".4.46 p m NOBTH. Arrive.: . w d 10:12urn .... n Mil-hunt. Ot>-D« -4:30 pm :Ao!4 Detroit Kxi rrsui 3 0:56 p to Wo. 460 Accoimi.wiatlOD tit.. / D, Daliy, 3. Dally except Snnday, „• *No. 22 clues not run north ul Peru Sundays."~~' , tHun.s JIoiulav.H. Wwlnumlays i'rldaya imd Snn- aw*. • ftHtn» sioiid: 5, TuesUny, ThursfJar and Satur*T. CrtcD<lt>[)Ot connections nt Bloomlnftton nnd •* : Pforln for points nest, southwestand northwest. '• Direct oor:i«;l U to made at Limn, t'osloria, frwnont or wmciitky lor «1I rolnla east. Immedlnto connections at Tlpton wlili trains .y'.onUaln JJno.iiu: I. A Jl. c. Wv., JOT all points ?,'• Hortb.South, Jasi and West. i'or tlchns, rnifs andRenernl Infornntlon call Depart. lOaSara 4:i5pm 7:00 am .\-, - h .rut. ntnrip. Iinr.t niiu Kcucxui nui/,iiunbii>ii unu Bon TBOS.-IOLJ.EiS. Ticket Jgent L. E. ft W. B'J £,; Peru. Indlann. C. *•. DALY, fien'l Pass, Airt. 11 ;.. . INDIANAPOLIS, KiD. JCOMING DOWN! GEORGE V. MASSKY one of the three loading candidates for United States Senator In Delaware has asked his supporters to cease voting for him In order to break the deadlock and Insure tho election of a Senator before the adjournment of the legislature. It Is hardly probable that the Republican members of the legislature who are In the majority will allow the Governor, who is a Democrat, to appoint a member of that party to the Senate. Mr. Massey made the following urgent and eloquent appeal to the Republican members: "In view, however, of the limited period remaining within which this momentous question must be determined and apprehensive lest a continuance of the existing unfortunate deadlock may prevent an election, and thereby deprive the State and tbo party of & creditable acd capable rep. resentatlve In the Senate of the United States, I now bog to suggest and do most earnestly request, that if In your judgment collectively or individually, either now or hereafter, a dlsoontinu. anoe of your vote for me will in the slightest degree tend to a solution of the embarrassing situation, you will do your State and party the ee-vice and me the great personal kindness to discontinue such vote immediately." Previous to the recent municipal elac- •tion at Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Harriot McMurray, arrayed in a white apron and & gorgeous scoop sunboncet of lavish dimensions, appeared before tho city cleric and desired to be registered. "What is your age, axmtie?" asked the head of the registration department. "Law me, cap'n! Ax me sump'm easy," ejaculated the old lady, using the parlance of the day, "All I kin tell you, sah, is dat I wuz in the resolntion- Rry wah. My old massa's Bible was dun bu'nod by do fiah befo' he sold mammy and me and Sophy to dat dah Kunnol Eobi'son." . Tho mathematicians and tho historians of the registration bureau plied the old lady with questions, and finally gathered enough data to put her down at 115 years of age. "I 'spec' I bo dat ole anyway," said Aunt Harriet, "and maybe mo'." Ten days afterwards "Auntie Harriot" rode down to the polls in Alderman Mellmfrer's carriage, bearing her- eelf as proudly as a peacock. And she voted. She was arrayed in the fashionable bric-a-brac of a century. She wore a shawl that her old "missus" gave her in Tennessee three-quarters of a century ago; a quaint-looking- white cap, resplendent in a wealth of ruffles, which her young "missus" had given her as a wedding present, and an antique cloth cape, brilliant in glass beads, wh ich had fallen into her hands at the death of an old maid sister of her last muster, about twenty years, she thinks, before the era of freedom. Aunt Harriot is a very sensible old woman, but she has one dominating weakness, and that is to be in touch "wif dc> quality." In her estimation sho reached tho apex of honor when slic rode in tho carriage of an alderman to tho polls, and had Mayor Cox, who was running for reelection, tip his hat to her. But that ride—that triumphant ride —may cost her her life, for through ABOUT PEDIGREES. .Th« u« Vcre ArrNTIE M'.MTTKRAT. THE American farmer has lost in many ways by Democratic tariff tinkering. Farmers of foreign lands have alone profited by the repeal of the MoKinley tariff. The American farmers' wivoe have also suffered. The last issue of the [American EOOQ. omlst contained the following, show- log that in the matter of eggs the loss to American farmers' wives in a few months amounted to$128,000: The farmers' wives grow weary nowadays as they carry their egg baskets to market. Egge are very cheap, and though the basket may be as full of eggs as it was in the MoKln- ley Protection times, yet the pocket of the farmer's wife is not nearly eo well filled with dollars on tba homeward trip. It is well to remind the farmers how the new tariff is working, and this they can see. IQDAHTITHS or KGOS L-UPCBIKD. September 1 to March 1. Aro tlie rilces on bicycles, so low are they now, tint ttoey Me wltfcln le of nil, old nnd young, rich and poor cnn enjoy ihemselves alike. (High grnrts bicycles for $45 at the. iU ROMAN ICYCLE fco. . lCWl «nd s«o for yourself uartM-sor tho TUcycleCMeMenKcr Service 421 .MARKET bT. PHONE 80. 1S944I5. Dozen. 1S93-W. Dozen. Increase, d Dozen. 3 IB7.991 Although the new tariff had been in force only six months, up to the end of February we bought /rom foreign countries 2,104,000 dozens of forefpn egga very nearly a million dozen more foreign eggs, than we bought in six months a year earlier. What theee eggs are worth is next shown: VALUE OF EGOS IMPORTED. Sei>t«mb«r 1 to Ifnrob 1. ISM-US ISSMH Increase. S.TS.771 »1&4,713 WANTED. )1(AK£ BIG MONET Jelllnjt our Electric Trie phono. Best feller on earth. Sent all com~ !i reudr to »et op: lines of BUT dLitanoe. A r»l Electric Telephone. Our agMiu make fib (10 n tla? #897- Erenbodj btu.i: Big IlontT bout work. Prices low, Anjr one can make Hwirm n'h. (.¥. H . Htrrlxon A Co.. Clerk 11. Colombo*. Ohio REN f— Colionado Hotel at Lakd'Haxlnkac kee, HarmoBt Station. Indiana Capmltj £5 M, elegant lagro dining loom, broad veran- , latelj rrmodttltd and completely fumlihMl. tl nation tor four dnllj trMns, »ood p*ylng ' coonwr. Only resoonilWe pirtlm ne«i Addnu A. Herz, Ten* Haute, Ind. During the free trade tariff, In six months we sent but of the country for foreign eggs$128,000 more money than we sent during the corresponding half-year in 1S9S«94. Farmers' wives would like to have some of this \$128. 000, no doubt, because .other farm crops are cheap no IT and the money would help their husbands, even if they could not afford to spend it in buvlng clothes and other necessaries, or perhaps a few luxuries for themselves. At any rate, the market for American eggs has been contracted to the extent of eleven million eggs during six monthi. This it the result of free trade. vanity sho discarded her woolens .to wear the undent finery of bygono days and caxiffht a had cold, which had developed into the grip. Harriet McMurray lives in a little whitewashed cottag-e on North Topeka avenue. "No, sah," she said in reply to a question. "I kean't jus' tell how olo I am, bnt that town clerk done figured me out at 11D, He told too I was olo enough to vote," and the old lady laughed heartily at her own wit. "I think mammy is just about 110," said the youngest of her eight children, who is herself turning 00. "Shet up dere, child!" cried the old lady, "Don't dat der town, clerk know better'n you?" "How far back can you remember?" "Do furtherest back I ken remember is the 'resolutionary' wah. I was den a littlo tod, but I remember heahing the guns f ahing neah Baltkno', and tho sojers brirrging- a kernal dat was done shot thro' the bowels into daddy's cabin and mammy nu'smg- him till ho died. My massa was Kernal Desplane, den, but he died soon an' my young missus marry one of dem dar Irishmen dat was in do wah. He done run through all the poo'chile's-property, and in clo break-up mammy and mo and Sophy was sold on do block to Blunt KoVson an' taken to Tennessee." "Did you ever see Gen. Washington?" "I done see Gen'l Washington when massa lot mammy an' us chil'en go down to Alcxandry to see granddaddy. Gen'l Washington was sitting in a big red rockin' cheer in do porch. He had ruffles all up nnd down liis short-front, and silk stockings and hair—powerful white hair." "How old were you then?" "Law me, boss, J. kean't tell yon. I was conside'able of a g-irl, for befo' .gtvine to see granddaddy I done made a shirt for him. I s'pose I was fifteen yeahs old den, or mo'." "Did you ever see Thomas Jefferson?" "I doan' know nothin'about him, sah. All do generals I knowed was Genl Washington and Gen'l Jackson." "Have you been sick much during your Ufa?" "When I had my first chile I had a long- spell, but I have been ptrrty healthy ever since till I got de grip. I dont think I will live more than ten yeahs longah." Annt Harriet is -quite a favorite In Wichita among the *hite women as well as the negro women. A "kerridge ride" is one of her dissipations. All the white women know of her vanity and desire to be with the "quality," as she calls it, and on fine days..some one is always ready to drive arotuid to her cottage and take her out for a spin. She is quite fond of talking,-tmt'ecaroe- ly ever talks about anything' snbse- qnent to the Jacksonian period. Strange to say, she knows Int little about Abraham Cincoln. Slio knows Dlwen, for Example, ite Verea in A story in one of the magazines about a woman named Diwer, who haunted genealogists and experts in heraldry until she satisfied herself that her family name was' De Vere, and immediately adopted that patriotic patronymic, affords no end of amusement to paragraphers as illustrating- the height of absurdity in the quest of ancestry, says tho Boston Transcript. But may not the worthy Mrs. Diwer have been justified in her action? It is very probable that Diwer is a plebeian deformity of De Vere, which time, custom, carelessness and indifference to descent broug-ht about Names suffer just such mutilations and attrition in tho course of time, and are ground down to an indistinct sound, losing edge and accent in the process. Wo once heard of a man who signed his name Simmer without the slightest suspicion that genealogy would have justified him in writing it Seymour. This very beautiful and eupbonius name is treated with barbarity by many who boar it, who pronounce it Seemore, utterly oblivious that it comes from St. Maur, in which form is is now written by the duke of Somerset, whose heir is Lord Seymour. Ihis family of Seymours, by writing- the name in its ancient and authentic form, and conserving- its concentration as Seymour hi one of their titles, undoubtedly are moved by the purpose of letting the world know how they would have it pronounced. They are a very oJd race, associated with St. Manr in Normandy before the Conqueror invaded England. They are as proud as tho proudest. When Sir Edward Seymour joined William of Orange at Exeter, thelatter said: "1 think, Sir Edward, that you arc of the family of the duke of Somerset." "Pardon me, sir," said the aristocrat of aristocrats, speaking- as the head of the elder bjftnch, "tho dukfi of Somerset is of my family," If a man or woman in America thinks It worth the time and trouble to trace descent in search of an ancestor it is quite possible that he or she may make a discovery gratifying- to family pride. Social lines have boon much more closely* drawn in Great Britain in the last 'two centuries than they were in the times of tho Plantag-encts and the Tudors. It was no uncommon thing- four hundred years ag-o for tho sons of nobles to go into trade In association with men who had made their way 'from very humblo beg-innings, Tlie :6ons of country knights were often glad to be taken into the counting 'houses and households of the rich London merchants. Marriages often followed that united the tradesman's family with old, historic lines. Very kindly relations sprang up between tho pal- .aoe's. and "the city." Even monarchs 'did not disdain to mato with ladies of m> higher rank than simple gentry. Edward IV, married Elizabeth Wood- Tille, who, though the daughter of a baron, , was the widow of a simple 'knig-ht when tho king-, who was always taken by a pretty face, met her. Tlie mighty Queen Elizabeth had among her near kinsfolk on her mother's side some good-natured everyday country people who bore tho name of Brown, and who, when she came to the throne, visited London in the expectation of nepotism. The great -queen was more Tudor than Brown — by the way, Owen Tudor himself was but a plain Welsh knight •who made a lucky marriage — and sho sent her country relatives back with an intimation that court life was not their sphere, and with no sinecure to console- them. Dr. Doran conjectured that the slang phrase: "Astonishing, tho Browns," long in vogue in England, may hove had its origin in this incK dent. The Browns were types, for there was many a plain conn- try gentleman who might with genealogical justification "call the king- his ' cousin." All -this has changed) caste has hedged Itself in within the last two centuries; classes do not mingle BO much as they did in the time of the Tudors, which is the best period for Americans to study when tn search of ancestors. If a lady or gentleman with a taste for ancestors wants to gratify it, it is only an embittered enemy of the heraldry offlce who will seek to thwart the endeavor. Highest of all in Leavening Fbwer.—Latest U. £ Gort Report Royal A ^^ vs&&sa Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE HUNTING FOR MONAZITE. A New Industry in the Piedmont • Section of North Carolina, The People. of : That Vicinity AH Bat Cnur O»er tlie Strange, Dlioot- ery—Dow the Mineral It Obtained. Naming- Children In Gortnunj. In some provinces of the German timplre there is an old decree in force forbidding the giving: of names not found in the calendar of saints or taken from ancient history. An English gentleman writes to the London News, saying that while ha Germany he vrished to have his son baptized Francis, but was prevented by the authorities from doing- so on the above-named grounds. IJe explained that Francis is short for Francistus, which is in the German calendar, and that Sir Francis Drake and Francis Bacon might be regarded as belonging to ancient history. But no attention was paid to this plea. Die finally appealed to the courts, but the case was decided against him, and he will hare to pay a fine or be sent to prison. I'cr the rr«»ervatlon of Wood. A composition for preserving wood is composed of fifty per cent, of wood creosote, forty per cent, of tar oil and ten per cent, of pine tar. It is applied like paint, from one to three coats he- ing. used. Country Dancm ID Italy. In Italy when the country men and women dance together the first thing they do is to toss off their shoes, if they •wear any. A man does not go up to a girl and ask her if '-she will dance, bnt her. flies his eye npon her from a distance and nods. She nods in return, and then hoth kick .off their shoes, advance toward each 'other, and begin to dance.' The enthusiasm with which the search for monazite is now being prosecuted in the Piedmont section of North and South Carolina is something remarkable. Men, women and children talk about it, dream about it, search for it, and would perhaps eat it if it could be prepared so that it would be i-alatable. For two hundred years the planters on the coast stumbled over pbosphate rock, which had besn brought to the surface, and considered it of no value. Finally, says the New York Sun, after the late war, a man of scientific turn of uiind bt-g-an to investigate this rock, and as a result an industry has sprung up that DOW amounts to millions of dollars annuall3'. In like manner gold miners year after year in their search for gold along the streams of this Piedmont section have been finding in their pans a heavy yellowish sand which they cast aside as worthless. This lias all beeo completely reversed in the last twenty mouths, and nowadays a prospector will cast aside fair specimens of gold while prosecuting his search for monazitc. To otitain roonazite from the hundred little streams that are forrnd in the mono-Kite belt the prospector sets out provided with shovel and pan. With his shovel he scoops out n hole in the bed of the' stream or near by it. He goes through the alluvial deposit until he strikos a whitish sand and. gravel. Of this he takes a panful and washes it out, carefully examining quality and quantity. After prospecting in several different places, he is able to decide whether the "branch," as these small streams are called in the south, is worth working. If it promises well a trial is made. Contractors do most of the mining, taking leases and paying a, royalty of from one-seventh to one-fifth. Occasionally the monazite privilege is bought straight out, and in some instances two hundred dollars an acre has been paid. Sometimes, however, the owners work thair own lands. Common, unskilled laborers are employed to do the work. "Strippers" are the hands who clear away the top soil, removing all timber growing thereon. They go down to the sand and gravel. The gravel gang comes next. They carefully lift out all of the monazite sand and turn it over to the washers, who get out all gravel, silver, and clay, leaving a mixture of heavy material behind. This goes through a second washing, and the material left is marketable monazite. The washing is done in a wooden trough from twelve to eighteen feet in length, twelve inches wide and twelve deep. There is a cast iron perforated plate at the upper end of tho box, through which the monazite drops, while the lighter stuff and clay Coat away. A stream of water flows through the box. Expert washers receive one dollar a day, but there are plenty of men who do this work fairly well, and are anxious to work at sixty-five cents per day. Overseers and timekeepers receive one dollar and a half. This is considered fair wages down south, where there is little.demand for day labor now. - The sand is about as current as gold dust, six cents a pound being the average price. It is'estimated that a group of well-managed hands will make twice their daily wages. Letters of inquiry come from all countries seeking information about monazite, and, Judging by the number and character of •these received by the geological survey -from various European countries, the industry and the amount of money brought into this Piedmont section for monazito t.'his year will hardly amount to less than one hundred thousand dollars. Monazite has been found in small quantities in Eussia, Norway, Bohemia, and in gold washings in Brazil and in the mica veins at Quebec, .but nowhere has it been found in such enormous quantities as in this belt. A Gloucester (X. J.) company is tho only concern manufacturing mon.Tzite in this country. The value of sand depends upon the rare metal, thorium, which it contains, which is separated from the associated material by very complicated chemical processes, which are kept secret from every one except those who manipulate the operations. It is then used in the manufacture ot Incandescent gas burners of different forms. The finding of monazito is the best thing that has ever occurred for the poorer people of the section hi which it is found. Hundreds of day laborers are now feeding their families with the money made in this industry. duty bonds and for a remission ol duties; another to make application to tho- city and state governments; and another on relief to those injured, and several others for other purposes. Tho business men were not cast down. Many bad lost all they possessed, but were ready to begin again. Within a. year a multitude of warehouses and shops had been erected and the hum of industry was to bo noted everywhere. Heal estate was high. Many lots when sold brought more money without buildings that they could have been sold for before the fire with buildings. The euormous rents demanded for dry goods- stores in Pearl street caused the merchants to leave that thoroughfare and! go into other streets.' 1 WHY DONT IT WOBBLE? Ihe E»rth'i PaLlnco 5lnt Hxvr CtMnemX Since Co'uinbun, A New England scientist says there's. going- to be tho dickens to pay if the rest of tiic United States continues to- cart away granite and marble from the- land of the Puij-riras and Puritans. ''It is not unlikely," says he, "that, the equilibrium of the earth is already considerably disturbed, and that wo- shall shortly feel a pronounced wobble." Of course, if there is to bo a wobble anywhere we would prefer it in New tag-laud, but perhaps the outloolc is- not so desperate as at first g-limpse. The summer rush of , people to the- "U'bitc mountains, Bar Harbor, New- PQrt and a thousand other New Enf- Eind summer resorts must in a very great degree restore the weight which, existed before there were quarries in. New England. And there is another thing-. It is computed that there were in tho western hemisphere, when Columbus set foot oil it, not more than 1,000,000 human being's. There are now, at a very low estimate, 101,000,000. These 100,000,000 of additional persons have increased tho weight of the- V.i^tern hemisphere some 5,000,000 of tons, la the roundest of numbers. Surely there Is an opportunity for a. wobble In this state of affairs, and wo- ought to bo conscious of it by this, time. If there has been no wobble an explanation should be demanded. Some man of science should rise to tell us why wo don't wobble. Nothing- is more dreadful, says the Buffalo Courier, than this uncertainty when and where the commotion will begin. Probably only those .who are holding to the car straps at the time- keep their feet. Th« Xflw Diphtheria Ctli-<. In obtaining the serum for the anti- to.xine treatment about ten quarts is the amount drawn from each horse at. one time on the average. The animals, suffer no perceptible exhaustion, and are not made useless for other purposes. Among the twenty-five horses, now owned by the British institute is* grandson of Blair AthoL (WOflAN'S FRIEND.) Is the BEST REMEDY for GIRL, WIFE, MOTHER. Sold by B F KeesllBg and John Coolson HIGHEST QUALITY OF ALL. Columbia Bicycles THE STANDARD FOR ALL AMERICAN PLUCK. It Wai Shown at Its Bmt After tb« Fir* of 1835. "The fearful loss did not crush spirits, however, and committees were immediately appointed to look after the interest of the citizens," says the Shipping and Commercial List of April 18, recalling the fire which cost New York twenty-five million dollars in 1835. "One committee was to make application to congress for an extension of credit on WAVE you (esated your 11 tyes upon the beauty and grace of the 1895 Colmnbias? Rave you tested and compared them with'an others? Only by such testing can you know how fully the Htrtfcrt COM. Column* justifies to MAMC..U. proud title of the Stand- ird for the World. And the price is but MOO •OVTOM HtW TOHK CMIOAOO •AN niANOIBOO MOVIPKHCI •UPTALO L. IT. PILLtSG, IgtBt ftr f OLCMBIA ail KiBTFOKD I Blcjcle. LOGAXSPOKT. ISOIAJIA.