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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 14, 1895
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'*j;f!g^^ ohn Gray's CORNER ON ILadies Fast feBlack Hose |( Six pairs in a box at a price never liefore beard off for a, high grade feome and See Them late National Bank, Logansport, Indiana. CAPITAL $200,000 f I. F. JOHMSON, PKKD. S. W. ULLISIH , VICJG Piues H. T. HKITIIHINK, CASUIKH. —UIKKCTOKS.— p; : J.F. Johnson S. W. Dllery. J. T. Elliott, W. M. Ellioit, W. II. Snltler. a.-,- 'Bay and sell Government Bonds. B Loan money OD personal security liind collaterals. InHue special oe»- ptlfloateo of deposit bearing a per cent if''when left one year: 2 per cent per uouniu when depoHitfid 0 moDtbc. f.-v Boxes In Safety Doposit Vault* ol i&thla bank for the deposit of deedu, )|-tainru.Dce policies, mortgages and Bother valuables, rented Ht from ft. "S*to$15 per yenr 8«'.' HOYT'S Sure Cure for Piles. HEJHOT CMjmm.O., Feb. 15,1894. &• I inoiit'heiirtlly recommend "Hojt'a Snre Cure *faf Piles" to nil who sutler from tbls annorinK if fiiMue I suffered with Pilot for jenri. mid tried S^WflotM reroedltx, none ol which nnorawl mor» TOSND temporary relief. Ahoot six months ago I KSScnnxJonetnoeofHoyt'sSiire Care lor Piles f'lSta oa«l It iiccordlni? to directions two w«okn, at >'" S* end of which time ihe ulcers disappeared and liawnotslnoereturned. I believe the^cure Is nplete. D For Sale by Ben Fisher. lake Erie & Western, Pom Union Station, f hrongh ttcXots sold to points Inline United litesand Ciuiiuln. SOUTH,; Arrlre.1 Depart, [0. 31 Indianapolis Ex., D ,, 7 5??S fe 28 Mull A Express S 11:28 » m 11 |4S a m G.36ToledoKJpress, S S36pm M. U Evening Express S...- 8:10 p m ETUI Local Frelnhttt «.«> P m M)BTH. Arrive. IMpart. ,'80Mall*Express d 10:13am 1031 am i, a MluhKBIi City D» * -SO p m 4:45 P m MD«troltKxprei»S 9:56pm -wiaOAccommodatlouSt.- TKJOam D. Dally, 8. Dally except Sunday. •No 83 does not run nortn of Peru Sundays, fn jirir^,....,.,.... ur.winuE>iii« yjtdiua and Suni Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Satur- •• UntoB depot connections »t Bloomlngton and lor points wert. icuthweBtand northwest. t connections made at Lima, Fo«or!a, AlMQiBivconnrvuuiia »k Aiywu "'".v trains Mam Line »ndl. 4 M. C. DlT., tot all polnti """ Boutb, Kut and West. , - old general InformMlon call Ticket igent L-1- * W. B'J INDIANAPOLIS, JUST IN,! EGGINS For Lady Cyclers, just what you need, at the lURGMAN iYCLE Call and see them. fe 421 Market St. e." i.' • WANTED. l tv 00 » d&T to &i«ot* selling toe Royal White I2« JswH-MatetoriaWni older* for plit- *-^— - wcwts. formmlM, wc«lot^_«w., — A food tient «u> mate two to i dollar* p*r 7<*r with thsBon, |lforti,0oliuntiui!ohio. Pnblfcued erery day In the week (except Mondan DJ the LO9AB8K)Br JOURNAL Co. w. S. WfUGHT A. HARD? C. W. GRAVES a. B, PRESIDKST Vio« PHWI KT SECRET >• T. TBKiSUBBB THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE Cm. Price per Annum Price per Month $e.oo EO [Entered u second-claw matter at toe Logwu- jxirt i-o»t Office. February 8, 1SS-1 ~TUESDAY~MORNIN(J, MAY 14. IT is about time that our esteemed contemporary the Indianapolis Sen. tlnel, was getting into the band wagon bearing the placard, "Claude is our god." THE Indianapolis Sentinel adver- tlseB a good Democratic paper for sale for $600. The reasons for telling are not given and U is not necessary that they should be. By tbe death of ex-Governor Ira J. Chase, Indiana loses a pure statesman and an accomplished orator, -the Republican party a tried, consistent and able advocate and the Christian church a fervent and successful preacher. He was a poor boy and had but ordinary educational advantages, yet by native Intellect and determination arose to high positions and filled them with honor to himeelf. He served in Ihe civil war as a private and was the first private soldier elected commander of the G. A. R. of Indiana. THESE are many • evidence? of the revival of trade and that business Is slowly awakening. The Cincinnati Enquirer recently published reports from its correspondents In many cities and towns of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, the great majority of which indicated that busl- neat la picking up. This revival of trade Is hailed with delight by all. While the Increase In many sections Is but slight, yet it is moving In the right direction. Some Democratic newspapers are endeavor. Ing to give the Wilson bill the credit for this.. Concerning the frantic efforts of the Democratic press to got some credit for that party from the brightnlng outlook the Brooklyn Times said In a recent lesue: • 'Democratic contemporaries all.over this nation are seizing with feverish grasp every bit of news that seems to Indicate that prosperity Is returning Whenever a mill long closed IB reopened, editorial praise of the Wilson bill is heard. If a concern raises wages that were formerly reduced the glorlea of the Wilson bill are resung Democratic papers are today on i steady hunt for prosperity, and It muit be admitted that they are finding it. The Times will admit that prosperity la returning. Business Is slowly awakening. But for prosperity to return, It flr*t had to depart. When did It depart? Tbat li the question which most Inter eats the voter of today > The nation knows that when Benjamin Harrlion left office there w*o no fear of this late collapae of Industry. Mills were running on full or over time. No one spoke of reducing wages. No Industries feared their lives. When Grover Cleveland entered upon bla second term he found * full treasury and a happy country. He found himself reinforced wltk a Democratic congress that promised the nation untold wealth. The work was undertaken. The pall of free trade fell upon the land. Mills began to close and employers to out down wages. Had free trade been the outcome of Democratic legislation there would not be even- the slight revival which business assumes today. There would havo been 00 end to tbe panic of '93 and '94. Since the Wilson bill went Into effect the manufacturer who feared entire free trade and took precautionary measures accordingly, has learned what to fear and has gone back to manufacturing, unless the cut In his tariff WBB so great that it allowed the entrance of foreign goods into deadly competition with the American goods. Tnere have been many such industries. There has been no return of prosperity for them. They are dead. There have been industries injured by the Wilton Tariff. By the McKln- ley Tariff not a chimney ceased to smoke, not a fire was banked. No plants were transferred to foreign shores in search of cheaper -labor when the McKlnley bill was passed. Yes, prosperity is returning. The consumptive at times seems brighter and stronger than uvual, but U is no return of health." HE SAW Mr. Van Tuyl Is Lively at One Hundred and Fourteen. hfln He TTan a Boy » Grpsy Woman , Told Him Th»t Ho Would Live to I~ th« Oldeit Man AUvn—The Prophecy Fulfilled. Benjamin Van Tuyl, who claims to be 114 years old, called recently upon James Pine, of Troy, X. Y., father of J. K. P. Pine, of Lansing-burg-. The elder Mr. Pine has known Benjamin for sixty years., and the younger Mr. Pine can .remember the centenarian forty years. Benjamin's knowledge of -historical facts is somewhat limited. But he is well informed on the history of early agriculture in Washing-ton and Saratoga counties, N. Y., and he dwells with delight on the old-fashioned methods employed by the farmers in the early part of the century. Old Mr. Van Tuyl, says the Troy (N. Y.) Times, was bom on New Year's day, 1T81—that is, a family Bible is said to record this momentous, event, and Mr. Van Tuyl says that family Bibles never lie. The centenarian's birthplace was Argyle, Washington county. He says that his father was John Van Tuyl, a white man, and his mother a southern black slave. Benjamin says that he was'bought and sold three times'into slavery. His father was a harnessmaker and kept a tanyard at Fort Miller. When Benjamin \vas very young he was set to work in his father's tanyard. He subsequently learned the business of currier, which trade lie has worked at during most of his protracted life. One of the most interesting events in Ben jamm's cai ecr was his first and only sig-lit of Washing-ton. He says that his father was accustomed to drive cattle from Washington county to Albany,' where they were sold. When Benjamin was thirteen years old his father took him to the old Dutch city. Gen. Washington was in the city at- the time —according- to Benjamin's best recollection—for the purpose of seeing some persons of prominence. The Father of, Tlis Country was dressed in uniform, and he smiled and looked grand while ho shook the hands of the black and white people that filed by. And little Bennio crowded forward, and he man- now LIFE'LOOKS AT 114. aged to get hold of Washington's hand, and he squeezed the precious member. When Benjamin was still a boy his father went west and ho saw him no more. For a time the boy worked with his father's brother, Abram Van Tuyl. When ho was twenty-one years old he went to 'Saratoga county and worked on a farm and did handy jobs. Later he went to North Cambridge, where he was employed by Robert Wilcox. Benjamin can turn his hand to many .things. This summer he expects to gain a livelihood at his home in Hoosick Falls by whitewashing. The centenarian has been twice married. He won his first wife in Washington county. The second wife, who has been dead three years, entered the matrimonial state at Hoosick Falls. Benjamin has had six children, two of whom are living. "One of his sons lost his life while fighting for the north during the war of the rebellion. All that Benjamin can remember about tho war of 1813. is that his muster was drafted to go and fight. He has often seen Indians in his section, but his recollections of the picturesque red man a.nd the romantic episodes of the olUcn time are confined to "the way those fellows had to hustle to make a living." When Benjamin was asked to what he attributed his long life, he said: " 'Early to bed and early to rise.' I don't drink nothing but beer, and I don't use terbaccar in no form but to chew it. I used to smoke once. But I went to work for a farmer and I says to myself: 'Benjamin, you got to run the chance of setting fire to the .'boss' barn or giving up your smoke.' Ea.ther than see the boss' barn smoke, I gave up the smoke. Now, I ve kind of lost the habit." The old man said that when he was voung he met an old gypsy woman. She took his hand, and after looking at the palm, said: "You are going to live to be the oldest maa alive." , Benjamin' feels assured that he has many more years to move around in, and he is planning for things a year hence. He is a member of the Hoosick Falls Baptist church, and was baptized into that denomination some years ago. Benjamin. is still lively. He is well preserved, and docs not appear to have reached the limit of man's allotted time. He has been spending the winter at the Kensselaer county house. Suspended' reflectors. This threw-ine 1 light up to the white ceiling, from which it was reflected to the room below, and this method of lighting is reported to have been a, success. ENORMOUS CHEROKEE CLAIM. A Truer of Sixty -Square .lilies m South- eantern Texaft- Certain members' of the Cherokee tribe of Indians propose pushing- a. claim to a tract of valuable land in Texas that may form the basis to a lawsuit in the court.of claims that will rival the famous Maxwell land grant, not only in the Amount involved, but in the question of tho' validity of a, grant based on the question of sovereignty vested to the provisional government of Texas before she was admitted to the union. It is a fact, little known outside the Cherokee nation, says the St. Louis Re-, public, that certain members of the Cherokee tribe own in fee simple sixty square miles of land lying- in what now constitutes the counties of Anderson, Husk and -Cherokee, in southeastern Texas, the same being i 11 the form of a land grant from the provisional government of Texas after her independence from Mexico and before she was admitted to the union by an act of congress. When Sara Houston tied from Tennessee while in the zenith of his fame, and while he was governor of that state and enjoying the luxury of newly wedded bliss, he for awhile liid himself away among his old friends,, the Cherokees, in the wilds of the Indian territory, lie took unto himself another wife from "among the dusky maidens and lived with her until her death, which occurred about one year after her marriage with the noted Tennessecan. Texas and Mexico were then in the throes of revolution, and Houston, fired with an. enthusiasm of patriotic loyalty for his oppressed countrymen, persuaded a few of his Cherokee friends— about twenty in number—to go with him to the aid of Texas insurgents. The result of his venture is already a matter of history. Houston won fame and renown in the conflict and became the first provisional governor of the Lone Star state. Here he exhibited his love .for his Cherokee friends, :md, no doubt cherishing an ambition of inducing the entire tribe of Cherokees to emigrate and settle in the country where he had won distinction, gave to his few followers the tract of land mentioned, with the understanding that they should return to their friends in tho Indian territory and endeavor to induce a general emigration of the entire tribe. The document conveying the grant was properly made out and signed and sealed with'the insignia of office of the provisional governor of the state of Texas. Tho metes and bounds of the grant .are fully defined by the meridians, and granted hi trust to twenty Cherokees, their heirs and assigns forever,. This grant was delivered to one of their number for safe keeping and they returned to their brethren in the Indian territory. Time grew on apace. Other and more ' pressing matters engaged the attention of the-Chcrokees. They were striving. to build themselves homes in the lauds \llotted to them by the United States government, and the Texas land grant was for years almost forgotten. Houston was elected to the United States senate, and in the multiform cares of "public life forgot the interests of his Cherokee friends. The grant was lost or hidden, and but one or two individuals knew of its 1 whereabouts until recently. It is now in the possession of descendants of the Texas refugee Cherokees, who are making preparations to begin a suit in the court of claims at Washington for an amount almost too enormous to readily realize or estimate. NEW DISCOVERY IN EGYPT. Remain* of an UnUnown Race Who Flourished S.OOO Tears Aeo. The report of the discovery by Prof. Flinders Petrie of the remains of a distinctly new race of people in Egypt is by no means startling news to those .who have followed at all the series of Egyptological surprises, says the Philadelphia Record. The soil of Egypt probably'holds as great if not greater wonders than those already unearthed. While Egypt was not the cradle of mankind, nor even of civilization, its antiquities are of more interest to humanity than those of almost any other country. The Nile witnessed the great secrets of the dawn of the historic world. Of the Egyptians themselves the origin is still wrapped in inscruta- bjp mystery. That they were absolutely distinct from the Ethiopian race has long been known; that the primitive -Egyptians were Jewish or even Semitic has not yet been established. As for Prof. Petrie's discovery, it relates to a comparatively later chapter in the ro- "mantic history of the land of the lotus and papyrus, of Osiris and the Pyramids. According to the belief of Prof. Petrie, the strange new people whose bones and relics he has unearthed in the district between Ballas and Kegadch, tliirty railes north of Thebes, were most likely the funereal witnesses of the conquerors who overthrew Egyptian civilization atthe time ; of the Old Kingdom and produced the dark a£cs of the seventh and eighth 'dynasties. They would inns have "flourished near Thebes about SOOO B. C. Their pottery exhibits some peculiar resemblances to that of the Amorite period in Palestine. Again, other evidences point westward to Malta- The prominent aquiline nose and long pointed beard certainly lend more plausibility 'to the Libyan and Amorite hypothesis. The most ,itriking phase of all, however, is LlRht by .Reflection. • A manufacturer in Europe did riot find satisfaction in any of the usual methods lor the lighting- of: his cloth: Tni11*L Ho tried gas jets, arc lights and ( ftBiriimig ^/i*«*a^. s>* —", — ~..». — 7 ^ — incandescent lamps, all oi which failed i^he condition of the remains, which to satisfy him, because "they either did : -irresistibly suggests ceremonial cannot give light enough ortoomuchliffht, : nibalism. The absence of all writing, or cast shadows. He.finally painted j beyond mere personal marks, and the the walls of his room, white, .and be- (judeness of. the: attempt at drawing neatha certain number 'of arc lights Land_sculpture emphasize this feature, Highest of all in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Govt Report Baking Powder PURE while tbe knowledge evinced of metals docs not alter seriously the conviction that the civilization of this dead and long lost race was upon a low level, in strong- contrast to Egyptian civilization. As Europe suffered an Asiatic deluge in later history, so it may yet transpire that Egypt was flooded at one time long before by the barbarians of Europe. ENDURANCE OF THE CHINESE. In«t«nc«» of Their Apparent Inieniltlve- i««» to Physical I'nln. "Remarkable though the statement is concerning the endurance of Chinese soldiers, I can quite understand it,!'said an ex-police surgeon of San Francisco to a New York man receutly. "The correspondent says that, though the men in question were shot through tho chest and the head; they walked great distances. In one case, if I remember aright, it was one hundred miles. "During four years of service as police surgeon in San Francisco I saw some pretty severe cases of wounded Chinamen—yes, and China \vomeu, too —and I declare their inseusitivencss to pain seemed to be almost absolute. Part of it, I have no doubt, isdue to racial,in- hercnt stoicism; but I am also inclined to the opinion that the Chinese do not feel pain as we do. Xow, 1 remember the ease of a woman who was brought down to ' the city prison ward from Chinatown with her head literally split open in five places by one of the high- binders' hatchet men. From the very first to the last—I think she died—she gave no indication of pain, and did not even refer to her injuries. The Chinese dislike our surgical appliances, our knives and saws, not, however, because of the pain they produce, but because that sort of treatment is foreign to their ideas. Let one of their doctors put a pitch plaster over an injury, no matter if it be a broken leg, a lost nose or a, hole through the lungs, and the man will be perfectly satisfied and will accept whatever will come without a word of suffering or complaint. They're certaic.ly a queer people." LION AND MOUSE. Tbe King of Beaut* Torrlfled by Hll Dl- mlnuMTe Foe. A mouse was put in the cage of a lion to test whether, as the old fables asserted, there was a natural affection between them. The experiment, says an exchange, demonstrates that each was so afraid of the other that no affection could exist between them. Tho lion saw the mouse before he was fairly through the bars, and was after him instantly. Away went the little fellow, scurry- in? across the floor and squeaking in fright. When he had gone about ten feet the lion sprang, lighting a little in front of him. The mouse turned, and the lion sprang again. This was repeated several times, the mouse traversing a shorter distance after each spring of the lion. Finally the mouse stood, still, squeal- Ing and trembling. The lion stood over him, studying him with interest. Presently he shot out his big paw aud brought it down directly on the mouse, but so gently that the mouse was not injured in the least, though held fast between the claws. Then tbe lion played with him, now lifting his paw and letting tho mouse run a few inches, and then stopping him again as before. Suddenly the mouse changed liis tactics', and, instead of running when the lion lifted his paw, sprang into the air straight at the lion's head. The lion, terrified, gave a great leap back, striking tho bars with all his weight. Then he opened his jaws and roared and roared again, while the little mouse, still squealing, • made his escape. Of the two the lion was the more frightened. THE USERJL DONKEY. It Perform* 8*rrlc» Thut Could Not B« Accomplished by Any Other Mean*, A Mr. Shepherd has a very rich mine in an almost inaccessible part of the Mexican mountain ranges, a long way removed from any railroad, which has been equipped at great cost with first- class mechanical appliances. Some time ago, says the Scientific American, Mr. Shepherd concluded that his equipment required five thousand or six thousand feet of wire rope for carrier purposes, but how to get it up into his mountain fastness in a single piece, as required, was a question. By no possibility could it be moved from the rail-, road to final destination on wheels, and he didn't see how it could be carried by burros: but a Mexican did. He explained his plan, got the contract for the iK-inch cable, and successfully executed it. Here is the way he did it. He coiled the ropo up at fixed distances along its entire length, each coil being of approximately the same size and designed to weigh three hundred pounds, and loaded it on a string of burros with proper fastenings. To take up the slack between each two burros, two Mexicans with padded shoulders were inserted and faithfully kept up their end, or portion, of the line. The procession was a curious one, to be sure,, but it got there just the same. Canine J-mbor In Belzinm. In this country the dog is really, in nine cases outof ten, the master of tbe man. In Belgium, however, bis status is very different- One of the first things that impresses the stranger in Brussels is the immense number of dosrs. employed in drawing bair°w« and small carts about tiie streets, la the- capital alone over ten thousand dogs- are so eugnged, and the number of draught dogs in the whole couutry i* probably not less than fifty thousand. Generations of servitude have made the Belgian dog a race apart. For his size he is said to possess the greatest pulling power of any animal, four times liis. own weight being considered a load well witliin his powers. Taking his. average weight as half a- hundredweight, this means that something like five thousand tons are daily dragged about by canine labor in Belgium. TRAINS SPARROWS TO FIGHT. DlTenlon to Which John Chlnmmmn Il»* Given 12im*elf In Gotham. There is a use for English sparrows, which the average American citizen of sporting 1 proclivities has not so far discovered. It remains for the Chinese in- the United States to direct attention to- a novel purpose to which cock sparrow*, maybe devoted somewhat, in compensation for their otherwise useless existence. That John Chinamuu somewhere from some source inherited considerable sporting b'-iod, though he may not cut much of a shino himself in a street brawl with urchins ond sandlotters, is pretty g-enerally known. That he has a wholesome respect for America u justice is nlso a familiar fact. Cock fip-ht- infr is prohibited; do? fifi-hlinR- likewise. So, in order to have just as much fun as he would at a cock or a doff fight John has made experiments with code sparrows and the result is said completely to till the measure of his happiness. The fighting- sparrows are trained on the same principles us game cocks; their wings are clipped and their spurs fitted to g-affs as keen as the point of a needle. They can soon be trained to- make as g-ood fighters as two Spanish roosters, and thoso who have witnessed an exhibition of this sort declare that, next to a rat-killing 1 , no Chinaman will admit that anything can surpass in interest a cocking main between two educated sparrows. An Old Delaware Trail, Ked Indians for generations, and perhaps for centuries, were accustomed to go from Delaware bay to Chesapeake bay by way of Appoquinimink creek on the one side and Bohemia river on the- other. There was a short portage be- t.ween the two across what is now tho state of Delaware, and this ancient trail became about 1000 the cart road of Augustine Herman. One hundred year* later the King's road, now tho state road, intersected this trail, and at that point of intersection grew up the village- in New Castle county, DeL, now called Middlctown. What Zoa Phora won't do for WOMANKIND no medicine will. Bold by B F Keesllng and Ben fisher Tliat Plate--* means Tkt •t»ttUrd| Blcyeta of tne Wortt 'Columbia^ THE BEST BICYCLE I On 'the steering head of every Col- - t timbia bicycle of this year a make | *hat name-plato appears. It is unique, handsome, and indicates much— satisfaction and highest en- I joyment to the rider. Ko other bicycle has ever equal- led 3. Columbia. No other bicycle ever shall equal a Columbia, The greatest bicycle factory ia the •world says so. New Price* ^00 HARTFORDS, next best, «0 960. *50 for boys' and girls' sizes. POPS 3CFG. CO. Hartford, Cotot. Aa Art Catalogue of these fajnoai wbeeU .t fff CotaBta. Ag«cy, or wfll be £or two a-ccat ftaop*. 1L. W. PILLIXG, COLCXRI1 ai< HAKTFOBO Blryde. LOG ASfWOBT. IKDIAIfA.' OR F. M . BOZER*8 HENTAL PARLORS. - — T> State National' Bank, Logansport, IncL

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