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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 11, 1895
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John Gray's COKNEK ON Ladies Fast Black Hose! Six pairs in a box at a price never before heard oft for a high grade bane. Come and See Them State National Bant Lognnsport, Indiana* CAPITAL __ $200,000 '.*, F. JOHKSON, Puns. S. W. CLU.IIT, Vicx Piuts H. T. HKITIIKIMC. DAILY JOURNAL Published e?ery d»7 in the ««* («« e P 4 Monday) by the LosuwPOBt'JotJBiuL Co. CIHCOKPOBATBD. LOADING COTTON. W. 3 WRIGHT A. HABDT C. W. GRAVES 8. B. BOYEB _. . N VIOI PHK3I'> 1 SSCHTT-- T. TKXASCTUTR THE OJTICIAL PAPIE OF THE CITY. 'APE! [Entered M second-claw matter at the Logani- portfMt OflJiH), February 8. 1888-1 SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11 The Work of Negroes on the Steamships Down South. Great Skill Kequlred In the Handling o. the nenvy u»le»—The Men Always Cheerful and Hinting WriUe at Labor. t.V. Jobnson S. W. tilery, J. T. Elliott, W. M. Elliott, W.H. Snldor. Buy and Hell Government Bonds. Loan money on personal Heonrlty and collaterals. Issue special certificates of deposit bearing 8 per cent when left one year; 2 per cent per BDDDW 'whtfn deposited 0 months. Boxes in Safety Deposit Vaults oJ tbie bank for the deposit of deeds. Insurance policies, mortgages and Other valuables, runted at from $5 to $15 per year A BILL was passed this week by the legislature of Illinois which provides for the placing of the Lincoln monument at Springfield under the control of the State. An exchange save: "The monument was erected by a private association which had neither the patriotism, enterprise or money to keep it in proper repair. As a result, the tomb of the martyr President is fast becoming a rule, a thing disgraceful to the State and to the entire country. Now that Illinois is ID possession of this memorial, her enterprise, coupled with her Stato pride and her reverence for her greatest citizen, will at once place the tomb in proper repair. The country as well as Illinois, claims Lincoln, and will be Interested In the restoration of the memorial." HOYT'S Sure Cure for Piles. LIUKKTY CKNTKU,O., Feb. 15,18W. To Whom It may concern: I most heartily recommend "Hojt's Sure Cure !!!•'-' for Plies" to all who suller from this annorlnft " ••; ttftuw, I 8iilT«red with Piles tor jours, find tried ;. wrlons remedle*, none ot wblch nlToritail more . than tempomrj relief. Abotit six months ugo I ' procured one tube oflloyt'a Snre Cute lor Piles •Dd DH«I It Recording to directions two weeks, at ; Ue«nd ot which time the ulcers disappeared and feara not -Hliise returned. I believe the cure Is - wmplete. D. S. MIKES. For Sale by Ben Flslier. lake Erie & Western, Pern Union Station, •through tickets sold to point* inline United ir-llrtBiand Ciinucio. ;. SOUTH.: *••'••' Arrive.: Depart. ,21 Indianapolis Ex., D 7:00»m , Slil Mail Jb Express 3 11 ;28 a m 11:45 H m 3&1IO. 26ToledoKxpress, S ' 356pm ».»KvenlnKExpr?»«S.,.. SdOpm 1161 Local ^relnntft 4.45 p m SOUTH. Arrive. Dopart. plla SO Mnll A Enprf »s d 10:12 urn 10iJ2iim f r|to.!fflMIc-hliinnCltyD» 4:80 pm 4:43 pm ••|oS4DetroitExprousS 9:B5Fm la. 180Accommodation of-• TKWam I). DlMj, 8. Dally except SnndRj, •No. 22 does not run north of Peru Sundays.' ' tBuna ilondajs, WtxlneBUiiya filclafa and Sun- FfBoniMond«7, Tuesday, Thursday and Satur_ J» . Union depot connections at Bloomtngton and J v *«crl(i for points west, eouthweatand northwest. f~ Direct connections made at lima, iroitorla, K fwniont or Sandorla lor all points eimt. |» Immediate connections at Tlpton wllh trains %;Hl Main Line nnd I. *M. C. Dlv., for all points JlmUi. South, Fust and We»t. BE' -For ticket*, rates and general Infornntlon call feidB TBOS. F6L1KH, Ticket Agent L. 1. ft W. B'y l«K«u, Indiana. C. *. »Al-.t'.«;P:' p «"v A *Ii ^ g BALLOON sleeves prove like many many other new facia in fashion to be in reality very ancient. It appears that they were worn over two hu,nd- red years ago. The Boston Transcript haa discovered an old statute or ordinance of tho ; town of Dedham, dated 1649, which reads: "And be it further enacted, That hereafter no person whatsoever shall make a garment for women or any other sex wilh sleeves [.more than talf an ell wide In the widest part, and so proportionate for bigger or smaller persons. And for present reform itlon of Immoderate great sleeves and some other csuperllultles which may easily be redressed without much prejudice of spoil of garments, it is ordered etc." ; The Albany Times-Union comment- leg thereon eays: "An English ell is 45 Inches, but what was meant by 'any other sex?' Were there more than two foxes in Massachusetts in those days. 11 iOMINO DOWN! Are the prices on blcycle.i tbey now, tfcat tfieytaie ' ot nil, old nnd joumr. rich and poor car, *njor fhemselwsj alike. IHlgh grade bicycles lor $-15;dt;thej L—i URGMAN YCLE •ndfMforjonrself. ot the Bicycle! Mft»en»cer Service 4211IABKXT ST. PHONI80. WANTED. YORK Cur now has three police commissioners who are not ward politicians and who will doubt* Ie88 make radical changes in the police system of that city which has become so notorious. The three old commie- aloners who refused to resign were quietly forced out of'offioe. Two of the new commissioners are young men who are known throughout the United States. One of them is Frederick D. Grant, eon ot General Grant, who served the United States as its mln* ister to Austria under .President Ear- rlion. The other Is Theodore Roose. velt, for several years r, United States Civil Service Commissioner. He is a notable instance of a rich young man In politics for the purpose of doing what good he can. and not for spoils or for the e»ke of holding office. Mr. Koonevelt is also a writer of coneid, erable furoe upon many subjects and the author of several interesting booki. The police commission is now one of the strongest and moit representative municipal bodies to be found In any city. Not one of the members is known as a praotical politician, and it it to be expected that they will do •ome excellent work in reforming the metropolitan police force. It is a problem in mechanics to lead a cotton ship—to fill every cubic foot of freight room with tho awkward rectangular bales—and some men are so much more skilled than others in this science that it often makes a difference of 400 or 500 bales in a 2,000-ton ship and that amount of'loss in the profit of the voyage. Therefore, the stevedores and screwinen receive big wages, perhaps the largest that are paid to negroes anywhere in the world, for most of the longshoremen in the South Atlantic are of that race,,-«ays the Chicago Record. In New Orleans they" are nearly all white men—Italians, Swedes and Irishmen—and the riots that we read about in the papers were due to the introduction of negro packers and screwmen from Galveston to take the place of the whites. The screwmen are divided into gangs of five, with a foreman, and the whole are under the direction of a chief, stevedore, who is usually a whlta man, and nots as superintendent of tho dock. Each gang occupies a hatchway of the steamer, and five men are all that can conveniently work in such a narrow space. The cotton comes from the plantation on the cars or npon flatboats. The bales us they leave the plantation are loosely packed—generally four feet high—and the first tbing when they reach tho dock is to tumble them into a hydraulic press, which reduces their bulk by one-half and makes it possible to pack twice as many in tbe hold of a steamer. The truckmen pass back and forth between the pile of bales and the ship in a procession, rapidly and in perfect time, and it is an awkward and ''wuth- less nigger," as the foreman said, who ever touches a bale with his hands. Some of them put on, jaunty airs, strike attitudes, and introduce fancy steps as if they were at a cake walk, particularly when spectators arc watching, but that is unprofessional, and the serious and self-respecting truckman "totes his bales" without trying to attract attention. They sing as they go, but for the life of me I could not catch the words, and when in ,an. interval I asked ono to repeat the' verses he replied: "Dcy ain't none. Dat WBZ jes' de truckers' song." • • Tho refrain sounded like "Oh rio rlly oh, oh rio rily oh," and it was evidently nothing but gibberish. It appears that the several gangs have their 'own particular songs, and I judged from what the foreman told mo that the words will carry increases rapidly witn. Its tonnage. For. example, a -1,000-tcn ship will carry 0,000 bales; a 1,500-ton ship 9,000; a 2,000-ton ship, 15,000, and a 3,000- ton ship, 30,000 bales. ' . DEMOCRATIC WASHINGTON. Tbe Seat of Government Xothlaff Than Official. Democracy, says Julian Ralph in Harper's, is more evident at the seat'of our government than -anywhere else in America. Washington "is a great reveller. Had the capital been set up in New York, or any .great commercial-or manufacturing citv, the result surely would have been verv different. The people or the officials would .have drawn a line between the two classes. But as it is Washington is nothing else than official,.and the men who hold place become ordinary by mere force of numbers. Heart pangs come to new congressmen, who find 'themselves counting for no more than ordinary citizens outside.of their council chamber. -Indeed, only the members of the upper house have boen able, by reason of their fewness and long tenure of office, to create an artificial dignity for themselves wholly within one wing of the capitoL In the hotel lobbies and in the streets no one poiuts but a senator as a senator, though especial gifts and strong personality or great wealth or eccentricity may cause a few to be whispered about as they pass in the crowds. And how 'can this help but be tho case where even the president walks about the streets on fine afternoons, is met in the shops, poes ou foot to ant from church, and rides abont t,he country roads in a carriage not different Ifrorn those of his crcuteel neighbors? Highest of iH in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Govt Report Powder PURE GEASS ON A HOG. A Museum Man's Scheme Gulling the Public. for Tbit Porker Converted Into m Sort of Perambulating Lawn—Itrlcnt Green Blade* Where Jlrlitlei Ought to Urow. UHJtUf WiNTM) to tell tb» Rapid DUh to tfc» wbolrula and reUll twee .—iddrtasUiadlibesIn 3 minutes with- iirtlttnetlie fingers, 4"5 * w**k and expenatf ; no hart work; cut make $100 a ew W. t. Harrnon 4 Co., CleA Mo. Dbni, Oblo. monument regents have at last been named and the appointments have been well received. General Lew Wallace of Crawfordeville, Gen. Fred Kneflerof Indianapolis, and Ms. . Menzlea of Mt. Veroon, are the three regents. Secretary of State Owen, who IB a member of the State Board, that made the appointments ii> reported in an Indianapolis paper to have aald: "I think the selections made by th» board will be satisfactory to all. Gen. Lew Wallace Is a man In whom tho artistic instinct is most pronounced and the completion of the work will not Buffer by a board of which he la a member. Gen. Knefier is of sterling Integrity, sound and practical, and will make an excellent superintendent Maj. Menzles IB a deeply-read, verea~ tile frentleman, with Abroad views, and he will make a most valuable member and adviser. In him, too, tho navy is represented on the board a* well as the Democratic soldiers. It seems to me most fitting that Gen. Knefier should be made a member, as he was tho first Indiana soldier to volunteer for the war, and while he went "in a private he came out a brigadier general, • result of hii own bravery generalship." and wore usually without meaning, or simply a series of rhythmical sounds with terminations that rhymed, invented .by some one of their number and sung to •familiar airs. Tho truckman drops tho bale at tho edprc of the dock, or tosses it by a jerk of the handles of his truck over the jjunwales of tho vessel; then a man adjusts tho grappling-iron and shouts a signal to the engineer at tho windlass, •who turns his lever, and, hoisting the balo into tho air, lets it swiftly down into the hold, where the five artists are waiting to pack it away. It is hot work below, and the packers and Hcrewmen are usually barefooted and naked above the waists, while perspiration rolls down their, .massive muscles. Each has a hook In his hand, and they seize and toss the 500-pound bales as a Japanese Juggler plays with plates. Five hooks are In tho cotton the Instant it touches bottom, and they seem ,to work like a slot machine, for -one. does not pull one way and another another, but by united, simultaneous effort the great packagq is lifted, and drops into the vory place where tha boss wants It to go. Thou at Intervals they get oot a big jackscrew that must weigh.BOO pounds and crowd tho balea together until the hold oi the ship la one solid mass. One end of the jacksorew is placed against a bale and the other end against a piece of heavy oak timber four or five inches square, which is notched to keep tho screw Iron* slipping, and can bo inclined against the side of the ship or one of its stanchions, so that a good purchase may be ob^ineU. The screw is worked by a double crank, and ono man holds it in position while the other Jour turn. That operation is called "nosing up." All this la done to a musical accompaniment—I suppose a negro always sings when he works—but the songs at the ecrewmen are different from those of th« truckmen, and the air that goea with tho jackscrew is not the same that is sung when the screwinen are placing tho bale in position. These stevedores have work only about sbc months in the year, butwhili they are at it they receive good pay. Thev work by tho piece—that is, so much money for storing' away so many bales, and the foreman, who gets the job and selects his own associates, gets ,one-half more than they. Ihiring tho cotton season, for 12 or 14 hours' work, he will average $7.50 a day and they S3, if they are skUlinl and energetic. Ihe truckers are paid by the hour, and make from 81.35 to 11.50. Between seasons the screwmen engage in other occupations, cultivating gardens, doing plantation work, or following any trade that they may have [learned; but they are universally regarded as superior beings, like bnJi- 'fighters in Spain and baseball players Jin the United States. : - 1 A bale of cotton weighs from 450'to 600 pounds, and skillful packers can ffet from 0.000 to 10,000 bales in-a 1,500- ion Ohio. The number of bales a ahip President Arthur's fine figure was a common feature of outdoor life in Washing-ton. Gen. GarUcld had been loug known, by sight, to a.11 Washington before ho was president. Neither Grant, nor Hayos, -nor Harrison, ever secluded himself, and if President Cleveland does so it is because ho is a poor pedestrian, and an ill-advised worker, attending: to even the routine duties which other presidents have shouldered upon subordinates. The custom of tri-weeklv receptions to the public, \vhich Mr. Cleveland made a feature of Washington life during his first tonn, which Benjamin Harrison kept up, and which many presidents have observed, had great leveling effect. The member from Podunk could not give Himself airs .if his humblest constituent had shaken hands with the executive that day and meant to do so again day after- to-morrow. The custom must have made many a foreigner marvel. It was ultra-American—the best thing for the people,' and the most disagreeable for their chief servant of any phase of tho relationship of the office holder to tho masses in our government. The man whose personality made him seem to fill the place more fully and majestically— to the eye, at any rate—than any mau since Washington, used to hold suoh receptions wherever he went, and any man could shake his hand. I have seen him receive the people of a pastoral re• gioti'-iir'tlie 'parlor' of a country hotel, and put new pride into the Americanism of. thousands. The Confederate Battla Flac. Speaking of Gen. Johnson,.! am reminded, says a writer in Kate Field's Washington, of the origin of the confederate battle flag: "At the battle of BullRun," said Tie, "the 'starsaad bars' proved a failure because they were so much 10:e tho union colors. Indeed, both armies mistook their enemies for friends, and vice verss. After the battle I resolved to discard this flag and called for each regiment to procure Its state colors. This they wore not ablo to do, and I asked the army for new designs. Among those presented, one by Gen. Beauregard! was chosen, and I altered .this only in making it square instead of oblong. This flag was afterward adopted by the confederate armies generally. It was a Greek cross of blue on a red field, with white stars on tho blue bars." This flag, by tha way, was designed by a Col. Walton, of Louisiana, and'by'h ira presented to Gen. Beauregard. Queen Victoria'* Growlnc Family. Knowledge of the interesting fact that within the- current year the queen expects to have the number of her great-grandchildren increased by four suggests that at the rapid rate at which they are''in creasing her majesty may expect to seo the number of her direct descendants exceed one hundred. ' Her children were ten in number. The grandchildren up to date are thirty- five. The latter arc now growing up and marrying off, and their, offspring, constituting the fourth generation, will, of course, show a greatly accelerated ratio of increase—say as thirty- five is to 1 ten. The royal mothers-ex- pectanf'this year are the duchess of York, the empress of Russia, and the two daughters of the duke of Edinburgh, the crown princess of Roumania and the duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt. For the insignificant sum of ten cents the curiously inclined might have had the privilege of seeing recently in a little museum way down in the French quarter no less a curio than a hog sporting a complete and bona fide crop of grass all over his body "in de place whar de ha'r ought to grow." This souuds like the most preposterous thing on record, writes a correspondent of the Philadelphia Times, and so your correspondent conceived it to be until he came to the pointof sacri- acing a dime on the altar of his incredulity, and beheld with his own eyes the \vonder. TJie animal appeared to bo a well-grown nine or ten-months' shoat of the Essex breed, with the usual broad back, chubby neck and short legs, but from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail he was bristling with as perfect fresh green grass as the finest lawn mixture is warranted to produce. The exhibitor from time to time clipped a stray bit of grass from tho hog's abundant crop and passed it around for inspection. I am willing to testify on oath that it wa.s the genuine article and no mistake, and the more I gazed the more the wonder grew tbat one short hog should wear so strange a hue, till finally my curiosity got tho better of my purse strings and I chipped in with some other fellows and got the man to let us on to the fake. "Easy enough explained." said the exhibitor, as ho began to spray the animated grass plot with a small rubber bulb which he held constantly in his hand. "Just step behind here and take a close look at the hog. Mind how you handle him, though, or you may break him all up. Seems to be a pretty good thickness of earth 'twixt him and the grass, don't there? Yes. Well, that's just it. Grass grows in dirt and nowhere else, so all you've got to do is to get enough of it to stick to a hog and he'll make you about as good a lawn as you'd find anywhere almost. "That's straight so far as it goes, but, of course, there is a good deal more to it before you can work up such an article as this here. In the first place you have got to g et the right kind of a hog. I generally use a Berkshire or an Essex, because they are good and broad and you can feed 'em up to be pretty lazy. This is necessary, of course, as a frisky hog is not liable to hold rond or water cither for a Jong time. The next step is to get the right kind of soil. "How, I always use dirt collected from ant hills, but this is an old dodge borrowed from the East Indian jugglers, who can make a mango sprout and grow six or seven feet in as many minutes. Scientists say that it is the formic acid in earth which causes seed to burst and the germ to develop when placed therein, and this acid is freely generated by the ant. Pour a cupful of hot water over a handful of the insects and it will become as sour as vinegar. "Of course it is easy enough to get a layer of soil about an inch thick caked up on a hog,, and a little training will teach him to keep it there all right. I put a ring in this fellow's nose and tie him up short so that he can't skirmish around, and that's about all. I plant my seed, which sprout and come up in about a week's time, for I haven't quite gotten up to the jugglers' minute performances yet. So there's your hog aa big as life and as green as grass. "I have several hogs which I use at different times, as it would not do to keep one with his pores stopped up too long. Sometimes, too, I vary the monotony by planting small, low-growing flowers instead of grass, and once I rigged up a vagary with a sprig of smilax for the tail, little coleus plants making the stars and stripes on cither side, and a razor-back of pansiesrunning between. But tbat did not go very well The fake was too obvious, and I lost trade by it. Since then I have confined myself almost entirely- to grass, which seems to go somehow, perhaps owin# to the general greenness of the public." about 20 cents a quart. The demand for the berries is very great and the price is considerably in excess of last year. This advance is said to bo due to the superior quality of the fruit, which is unusually fine and firm, with a most pleasing flavor. South Water street is now receiving two carloads or more a day. Soon the berries will begin to come in larger quantities,, as the crop in Tennessee ripens. Not until the 10th or 15th of May will strawberries with an Illinois label be obtainable. Cabbages, cucumbers, head lettuce, radishes and most other vegetables are shipped north from the neighborhood of New Orleans. Cucumbers of a very fine quality, however, have been coming all winter from Boston, where there is extensive hot-house gardening, and these Hew England shipments still make up over half of the supply on tho market. Hundreds of barrels of head lettuce are also received daily from Boston, Asparagus comes from nearer home. The largest part of the local supply now hails from Illinois, especially from Villa Ridge, Cobdeu, Anna and Moken- da, on the line of tho Illinois Central, and from Alton. Asparagus begins coming from Mississippi along in March, and pushes northward to its extreme point at Racine, which it reaches early in Juue. Green onions come from Illinois and Michigan. Berrauda.onious are shipped here from New York, The trade in all these products of the season is brisk and at prices from 30 to 50 per cent, higher than last year, which was much below the standard on account of the uniformly poor quality of the year's yield. Fruit and vegetables tins year arc arriving in vory good order and offer great promise of an abundance of the spring delicacies later on. For tbo peach crop of tho northwest, and, in fact, for those of all tree fruits, which have been invariably disappointing during the past few years, a very promising outlook is reported. Blind Bridle* Golnff Ont. The custom of using blinkers on bridles of horses, though handed down from generation to generation, is rap- Idly going out of use in England. What Zoa Phora won't do for WOMANKIND no medicine will. Sold by B F Keeallng and John Coulson L 7 owl» In It is stated that there are in France 43,000,000 of hens, which, at an average price of 2 francs 50 centimes per head, represent a value of 112,000,000 and 5,000 francs. One-fifth of the stock is annually consumed as food, and is sold for about 22,500,000 francs. Two million of cocks, worth 5,000,000 of francs, are sold as food. The number of laying 1 hens is put doyrn at 85,000,000, and the annual value of their ejjgs is 1S3,- 000,600 francs. A million francs equals $200,000. ;. She S»w the B»ttU of W»t«rloo. There has just died in Whitechapel a Mrs'. Todd, who was present at the battle of .Waterloo. "She was then oply ten years oldv*ut vividly remembered to her dying' day many of -the scenes of carnage. ]Her mother was a woman employed to work for 'the army. . Her 'father was a British soldier and he wa» killed near the tent in which the'ffirl -and her mother were.. ''•- '-.',• EARLY FRUIT AND VEGETABLES Wh»t Thay Where They Come from ^o Are Selllnc For. The question is often asked, where do the early spring- fruits and vegetables come from? Ordinarily the only satisfaction obtained in answer is a I general statement which confirms » previous impression that they com* from somewhere in the south. Gradually as the season advances this undefined locality approaches us until finally the soil of our own latitude is yielding its crops of the luscious appetizers. Strawberries and most of the vegetables beg-in their movement north from the territory bordering'the Gulf of Mexico, says the Chicago Journal. It is from Louisiana and Mississippi that they are coming now. Strawberries from Florida were in the market at the end of Februry, slightly delayed on account of the severe weather there. From Louisiana they are shipped in twenty- four pint cases, which are disposed .of by commission merchants here at 12.50 to (2.75 per case; from Mississippi in twenty-four quart cases, which are sell- iiur now at (4.50 to (5 per case. eon*l to THESE HEAD-TO-FOOT OUTFITS oonmt of One COAT. Two Pairs of PANTS, One CAP to Match and a Pair of Shoes. And Uie price of the wbole outfit If Only $5.00 B on receipt 7011 do not consider them thj t tNunln TOO ever boofbt tor •C.OO send beck tbe yoa can •cree to return Tten ever tbe outfit tad full dM- dfor«mplo«oftile •cripUonof tbeootat, al»o for our new tyrtof catalogue- «11 tent tree OB appllctttoci. THE HUB._2&2?.»*CIIICASO,IU.

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