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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 13

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, September 27, 1896
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&UIANA GOLD FIELD. MINER'S RROSPECTING AMONG THEM. The anpii of i» Fr»r\ohmnu'» Dl»- coTiry — riacor-Mlnlus About Over, Cnlcris a No iv Ti-rrltury la Opened — An Arlznuiuii'H IJI»oovnry. HOMAS D.ilsleish, an oKl Arizona rcl- ncr, has written an is own » Gold-l-'iclds of Gui[| ana," for the Century. Mr. Dal- 11 glelsh says: The first fine placer on the Cuyuni found in 1SS3 by a Frenchman tinmed Jacobs. .Hi.: outfit wr.s furnished by two Portuguese named Carrara and Hosa. They took out from two hundred to three hundred pounds a month tor two or three years, the gold being worth one-hundred and ninety-five dollars a pound. When 1 reached there, in 1S93, the placer was In full working order. Jacobs is said to have disposed of his gains at Monte Carlo; Carrara died insolvent; Rosa loft a few thousands; that is, in brief, the history of the owners of one of the richest placer-mines In that country. The mine was sold in 1S95 for fifteen hundred dollars, and Jacobs is no-.v simply an employe in the placer. The Barnard syndicate has taken out a great doal of gold from placers situated on the Potaro river; but it is my impression that placer-mining is about over unless new territory is opened up. Quartz-mining is still in its infancy. a bont; pay big wages to liIs captain and bowman; and'give security for the wages of hla men, and pay for their food. I have known only one or two poor men who have mado a stake out there. After prospecting three or four months, which is very fatiguing and trying ' to the constitution o£ the strongest, a man may find nothing; b-.it he will have learned' a good deal. Then he may take a notion, if he has a few hundreds left, to buy another outfit. This time he may find a creel: that will pay him o.'ie or two ounce!! a day in the torn. When that much is got In the torn sluices are soon put in, which yield two or three times .as much gold. It he has tho, good fortune to keep his health and to find gold, he has to carry his yield to Eartnca. Grove, where he passes through the gold station. Here every man. both laborer and master, is searched. Seme think this very disagreeable, but I-sec nothing objectionable in the law, which is a great protection to the placer-owner, the object being to prevent laborers and others from stealing gold. At Georgetown he must carry his gold to the commissioner's ofilce, where he gets a permit to pay the royalty at another government office, after which he may sell it to the banks. Miners are not allowed to sell gold in the bush or in Georgetown. Each clay a miner must enter his find in his jro'ld-booK, and if an inspector should , come along and find gold that was not entered he might confiscate it. This is why a miner must buy his entire outfit in Georgetown, and have money i enough to see himself through before he starts. All the British colonial officials, at least all that I came in contact with, are polite and gentlemanly. I have met foreigners who think their laws arc very stringent, but I would ANIMALS' ILLUSIONS. Itlrd* and Dors** Aro Mont Commonly tho VlcLlii.l. Birds are perhaps more commonly the victims of illusions than other animals, .their stupidity about their eggs being quite remarkable, says the Spectator. Last year, for instance, a hen got into tho pavilion of a ladies' go'f club and began to sit on a gul£ bull m a. cornor, for which it made ;i neat with a couple of puuket handkerchiefs. But many quadrupeds are not only deceived for the moment by reliectiojis, shadows and such imro.ilitioe, but often seem victims to illusion!: largely developed by ths imagination. The horse, for instance, is one of. the bravest of nnim.'iis when face to face with dangers which it can understand, such as the charge of an elephant or | a wild boar at bay. Vet tho courageous I and devoted horse, so steadfast against the dangers he knows, is a prey to a hundred" terrors of the imagination due to illusions, mahily those of sight, for shying, the minor effect oC .these illusions, and "bolting," in •which panic gains complete possession of his soul, are caused, as a rule, by mistakes as to what the horse sees, and not by misinterpretation of what he hears. It. is noticed, for instance, that many horses which shy usually start away from objects on one side more frequently than from objects on the other. This Is probably due to defects in tho vision of one or other eye. In nearly all cases ot shying, the- horso takes" fright at some unfamiliar object, though this is commonly quite harmless, such as a. wheelbarrow upside down, a freshly felled log or a piece of paper rolling before the wind. This instantly becomes an "illusion," is interpreted ,is something else, and it is ii curious question In equine neu- THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON XIII—SEP. 27—A REVIEW OF DAVID'S I-IFE. CoUIun Toil: "Clio Mmno of tho Lord I» ;i Siroiic Tower. Tho lllslitfons Jtcummli Into II mid Am SaTo"—1'ro- vurll* 18:10. ]!!•; Life of Dnvld. —Birth. David was liic son of Jesse, nnii was born In In Jii- rilili^l'OUt B.C.lOiB. .ills molhi-r's riamo (1 THE Munsof! Typewriter Is a Good Ala chine. DERVISHES DANCING ON A SWORD AT OLD BUDA MOSQUE. In the supplcinentary exhibition of "Old Buda" stands a reproduction of an Old Buda mosque, built ot stone, majolica and wood, in a mixture of Turkish and . European architecture, •with minaret and cupolas, and a small kiosk in the Indian style for a sleeping fakir, writes I. Zangwill, the novelist. Here Moslems and Dervishes assemble to say or dance their prayers, and for a florin you may ascend the gallery and v/atch them below. Tho mosque opened en the holy night of Bairam, the most solemn feast of the Mohametan year, and quite a crowd planked down their silver to listen to the pious worshippers. Is it not shameful? I am happy to say I did not pay for my seat. Even in Budapest I was a persona gratis. 'Twas certainly a remarkable scene, Its solemnity emphasized by the thunder without, that drowned tho voice ot tho Mueddin calling to prayir, and the lightning and rain-torrents that sent the pre-tty little al fresco waitresses scudding about with their serviettes on their heads to tend the few parties in the leafy square that dined on regardless of diluted wine or under the protection of umbrellas. How the Turks further whetted themselves by complex ablutions in the tank (meydiab) In the courtyard without, how they removed their shoes and, en- tnring the mosque, knelt on their carpets facing towards Mecca, and turning their b.icko on me, a serried array of long-robed flguree swaying and falling forward with automatic regularity, and «howing pairs of heels not always clean, while the Iman chanted heartbreaking dirges overhead, I shall not O.etall, tor everybody has read of Moslem services. But I do not remember to have come across any accurate description ot a service ot Dancing Dervishes such as followed the more orthodox ceremonial. All the mere Mussulmans having retired, the Dervishes sat around cross- legged, forming an oval. Presently they began to say some phrase, presumably Arabic (It sounded like es klabbam vl- vurah), which they repeated and repeated with the same endless, uniform, monotonous intonation, swaying from right to left and from left to right, till I felt the wholn universe was this phrase, and nothing else would happen till the end of the world, and the world would never end. At last, when I had reconciled myself to living forever and ever with this sound In my cars, they -broke into a pleasant melody with rhyming !}Aanzas and a refrain from "Hazlcc." ^ Then they started on another word with endless Iteration, and then they repeated "Allah, Allah, Allah," swaying and swaying till tho universe began to red. I became aware that their cbic-f, who was seated on a special red carpet, wae counting on a rosary, and I drew relief from the deduction that an end would come. It did, but worse remained behind, for the Dervishes got up and formed -a ring around their chief, and began swaying right and left and backward and forward, untlesist- ingly, remorselessly, getting, quicker end quicker, till there was nothing in the world hut swayings this way and that way, back and forth. ' At last tho movements began to slow down and to swrcp over larger curves, and suddenly they stopped altogether, only to recommence as the fanatics started singing a joyous hymn. Alas! thought I, one-half tho world Is a laughing stock to the other half, If Indeed not rather a source of tears. For now the chief, whose line gloomy Eastern face still haunts me, was bowing to his men, and they were responding with strange raucous cries compounded of the roars of wild beasts and the pants ot locomotives. Hu! Hn! they roared In savage unison, Hu! Hu! monotonously, endlessly, making strange motions. Hoarser and more bestial grow the frightful roars, wilder and wilder grew the movements, the headgear falling off, faces growing black, the chief standing -silent with his hand on -his breast, but in his pale face a tense look of ever gathering excitement. And then two of the Dervishes held out a curved sword, and the roars redoubled and the chests heaved with wilder breaths; and suddenly the chief, throwing oft his stocking-wraps, jumped on the blade with his naked feet and balanced himself upon it, the muscles of his face rigid, his teeth clinched. Four times he stood upon the bars sword-edge amid this hellish howling and thlc mad swaying, the perspiration running down the foreheads of the devotees, some of them foaming at the mouths. And then^hey moved round in a. circle to the right, howling He! He! an Armenian Dervish in a tall brown hat varying it by Ho! Ho! and another worshipper singing in a high voice. The chief bared his breast, and twirling a heavy-hafted dagger, plunged it into his side. When this bad been repeated three or four times, pandemonium .ceased. The Ho!y man,-with an air ot supreme exhaustion and supreme ecstacy, reclad himself ,in his white niantle, and the faithful ones wiped 'their brows, and re-squatting on the ground exultantly vociferated "Allah" about a hundred times, nodding their beads, and finally changing their cry into "Bou!" "Bou!" After a.little singing and shouting of "Din!" "Din!" they pressed their foreheads to the ground with a shout of "Bou!" and suddenly rose and decamped. The scene was a trying one. There are at present two quartz mines In operation on the Barirna river with a good showing; but they are In the disputed territory, and, I think, have 'been obliged to shut down. Quartz on tho Cuyuni Is finely defined, although there is not a quartz mine on the river «t present; but in all probability good quartz mines will yet he worked in British Guiana. At present it ia impossible for a poor man to prospect to advantage in that country. He^jnust purchase all his provisions at Georfejtown; buy or hlro rather bo where there le some law than on the other side of the Yuruan, where there is none. Setllrd Them. "We had a scare out at the summer resort—a lot of scientists came there." "Well, they didn't hurt anybody, did they?" "No; we had a girl graduate with us and.. In half an hour she simply knocked the whole outfit silly."—Omaha Hoc. ropatby to know what it is that the horse figures these harmless objects to be. When Russian ponies first began to be shipped to Harwich, they usually objected {o pass near a donkey. This reluctance was explained on the hypothesis that the ponies seldom saw 'donkeys in Russia and mistook them for bears. Mr. Syraser of Summerville, Ga., la his ninety-seventh'year,.has'put seven bullets into a two-inch bull's eye at a' range • of sixty feet. prow<!?s . Ins mid the ra ;>*\ '"^a^atior, lor r* ^e^urso^-'- »•> ui...' ' -'i «i .. _. An HI on. ibljh standard of esfrtlcr.ce. Man} users of tin: ".Mu'isoii" ooiislilerlt THE BEST. You will llnd It a viilualJln assistant In jonr of- lice. A(Juro.<s for piirilcnlan THE MUNSON TYPEWRITER CO JirA'>'UJ'ACTURKKS. 340-S44 West I.:ikc St., Chicago, III. R .,. - .. i-ntav, a him phynkvally us well !ls " ^ 0 - me d- t-K-lnlliior-ccsoC nature, ot mu-c. ° Itntion. Tho victory over of J.-.lnh, vh.-n -0 fruit of Greatest Discovery or the 19Ui Century. Dr. Tea(5ue'(l SKW KKHKD7 Mudlculr.d Air • For tbe Cure of Cul-irrli, Asthma and all true n..:,.,.,,.,,,.. for KUMMI >i.ar* learning necessary lessons 0 ! ,.,edtlio charact.n- and ne ; >ds oC _ AS^£™^ £vS n - r r.v n t.on and hurnl .ts coy^U^ x»ss.rr:t£M^ around him rho*f;o^u.t _^ an ^ O011 _ pTppfiTii-tion Jor lii- 1 uv..i- '"'im^'jrauon. The mahogany tr«>. I" |{£ »,!!; ,lan, P ^*. *°^™^'^ bllt . , ll :°. 0 T, -in- o^? iter 1° soil, and soem nmidst rocks .m.i 01. • -^ .,...,„... -.- ~.. a ln develop ch and wlwn U"dis.it*d Air I* DI CAT E 6 A^ -en«.Mineed to cure you. Xrcdicatcil Air nml l>rni,- Co., lUdtimond, In<l.. U. S. A. Keep Cool by Udnff THE KELLEV Shower Balk- RINO Hot Water . , . . Proof Jfos» $3 Exprrss id, 25c. Prevents Wetting Het* .Floor or Walle. Hornless Water Close!* Send for Catalogs* The Logansport Humane Society , (INCORPORATED.) | For the Prevention of Cruelty to Women Children and Animals ]•:. S. llicp—1'roii. fieo. W. Wiiliirrs-StT. .T. .1. lliltlslH-ifiiilt.-Tri-iis. W. 31. JJIsIiop—J! 11111:1110 OGlcer. E S. Rl-r. .1.0. lliii'l'y, I". r . O fiiso WB'.-iltorc, J..I. HKiK-lirindt. rceke<l .lusi'cf'. ISKflh Adnnis. Mrs. W. n. rniit Mrs. J. N. A'tfl. I Tt'lephORO No. 30. j Re jorl canes of cnn>lt,v lo Secretary. Fr:st Proof Wawr Ulcsets. Felf-Aclliw Closets, Kelly Stop mid Waste Code, THOS. KELLY & BROS., No. 201 Madison Street, Chicago.- Graham & Morton TRANSPORTATION CO. TWICE DAILY STEAMERS TO CHICAGO, CONNECTING WITH THE VANDALIA RAIL- WAT AT -ST. JOSEPH. Beginning May 25tl) and continuing antil about. Sept. 30th the steamers of this line will make two trips each way lalJy between St. Joseph and Chicago., an tbe following schedule: Leave St. Joseph at 4:30 p. IE-; at* L0:30 p, m., dally. Including Sunday. Leave Cblcngo at 9:30 a. in. and 1130- j. m., daily, including Sunday. Extra- irlps on Saturday leave St. Joseph at' S a, m., and leave Chicago at 2 p. »»• Running time acrcss lake 4 hours. Trt-weekly steamers to Milwaukee', •saving St. Joseph Monday, Wertucsdaj tnd Friday evcuii'gs. , The equipment of this line Includes- ibe side wheel sie.-miers City of Chicago- • *iid City of Milwaukee (tlie largest and'" 2aest west of Detroit), and tb« newly rebuilt propeller City of Louisville, Service Ursi.-ol:iss. Connections with all ' v"andall:i Vains. - Tickets on sale at all • i'aadalla /Jne stations. Chicago docJf <tot ot Wabasli avenue. ,T. H. GHAHAM. Presr., Bcnton Hnrhor. MlcJJ. - ""*» '-.r-to, ^ro ;M , vvparrUion for tlio 1'u-gcr FRANK BEAMER, Prop. I \ The VonJome will be refurnished aucl made tie finest C.-ife in tl)c elty. This restaurant Is equipped with all the modern Improvements. Plenty of electric faus to keep all cool while eating. Munis on short notice. -Every thing the market affords In season. OO<! anO faithful t -u-d ait .u.d B W W l"S^ lt K.S: Over A H He ircnmo kin/? .is all man atl.iin >cst I if a work,~(l) by H" «««!"« donee of Cod, (2) by !1 °™ 'V of Ihc people-. (3) by a ngii nersevrrlnK will. ] IJ:iv:d OTilnrRCO the kingdom. *. no fii-.lxlued tho enemies that at- tackeil him, 4 3 I Id orf,-anl?.w"i tlio .jovernmont. V Hi- oncanlzed tl:t army. . . r,' 11,. nrraHKiul fn« services of rcl!i;:on. 6. J-lo enlnri/fd Bommeree, business :md miltcrlal prosperity. David's sin marks a rad era In )i!s l'f«- •HK ropcntanc's chan^.1 the very atmosphere of his later life. Tiiurt wrc two streams (lowing M<.c By .U' "• one-' from his sin, culminating in AbFalom-s rebellion, b.it felt to " 1c , cn ' 1 o' hi* life, .in.l HftyonO: the other 1 rom hi* chnnKed oliaraoler. his penitence ami e new Phase 0 £ his religious life. This srra.ni ;,-Wd,: : .!ly wldcm-0 as tlio «vl si-vim KI-PW less. David spent much of nls later year, in preparing materials for the temple which his son was to bum . noatli and )Winl ol David. David died M il r. U of seventy, "full of .lays, riches ou honor" (1 Chron. 23: 28). Ho was ini-led at Jerusalem. In -the tombs of tho £ np" cut In the rocks under Mount Z,on Review of David's Character. David was a noble, brave. lovlr.K man, with st'i-on" passions, a warm heart and a re °lv lUeroii* hand: a de.vote.l friend, altnietivi:. Irrls'ht, joyous, noetic, deep y rellR-'ous and devotional, strong In aith, unseen and sincerely K'ood. Ke fe into B0 nu-ortl,« v.'crs of th, w. hecommitteda K rcit crime; he was Ico easy m his family ' K ovcrnment: but his repentance arid jul'lle. eoni-cssion prove him to be at.heart a true and godly man, or.c of the Rreat- ,.st and best men that e.ver lived. He was a creat K er.en,l, a Rro.it statesman, a great poet, a sreat orsanlzcr,. a great "rmio. Seventy years, the whole life of David, B. C. 10S5 to 101o. Place. The land of Palestine. - Bethlehem. Valley of Elaii. Clbeah, where Saul held his court, Hebron, Jerusalem. Conlumporarles. The prophet Samuel lived till Kavld was 20 years old or more. Nathan and Gad wore also prophets <lur- [iiK his relfin. Saul wa:i kins till David was HO years old. Secular History. Burins David's reign •tnd Solomon's the great kinRiIoms of Et.ypt and of Assyria were oufCerinB uo eclipse. _ _ _ Home* In Straw Hat*. A couple o£ horses wearing straw hats were seen attached to a handsome landau in London the other day. It Is said that horses suffer from tho heat when their heads are exposed to the 6U11. FOR LADIES ONLY. Side combs are as stylish as ever, but are not so conspicuously worn as formerly. The plain skirt remains the favorite style, and when well made is generally becoming. The moat stylish garniture for travel- Ing hats consists of Garlands of autumn leaves aiid berries, Stocking's with small pockets on tile pntcr side, just above the knee, are Shown <r> " : shn"" Maple Grove. Maple Grove Lots on Broadway, Mni-Uot. North, - High, George aud Spear streets for sal's on very easy terms. Parties desiring t o 'ouild can buy lots on time and use' money for building. I can sell you improved city property or farms. Two houses to Irajje for racant lots. Money to I6an. Joe T. McNary. The Daily Journal THE .BEST PAPER IN THE CITY. IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. Stevens & Bedwards, lambing, Gas Fitting, Hot Water and Steam Heating P' HYDRANTS, HOSE, HOSE GOODS, And All Kinds Of LAWN SPRINKLERS. GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES. 6TEAM AND BRASS GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. AGENTS AT LOGANSPORT FOR Electric Buzzers and

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