Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on September 30, 1896 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Publication:
Location:
Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 1896
Page:
Page 7
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 7 article text (OCR)

WIVES i" AMBEE PUZZLED THEM. That Is Why the Greeks Called It "Electron." we*0ffor You a Remedy Which Insures SAFETY to LIFE of Both Mother and Child. MOTHERS FRIEND , .BODS COSF1SEMEOT OF ITS FAIX, HOttUOtt ASD DANGER, Makes CHILD-BIRTH Easy. BBADHBLD HZGflLATOB CO., Atlanta, Os. SOtD JIT .»«. DBUOOISTS. A SHORT JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA IN FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co "SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunset Route—New Orleans to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Was discontinued Apr.l 1«1-.. The ••perlor accommodations given thb gr-at number of- p»trons of the above •rain during tbo past tourist was Th MnnnnllCCUlt'Ut flt lll'til.- toc next season of ilut-r ^ervlcf .«••:> vijiilpuient siiin-rini- ?» iiuyiLilnv J*' 1 •cnnwn in transeontlaenml irHilic. Loot for early w-inai«nratUKi of "HUNSET LIMITED" this fall. For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific Cu. "Sunset •oute" In connection with tiw "Queen tnd Cre 8 cent Route" are running tbo only line of through tourist Pullman Bleeps leaving Cincinnati ever* Thursday evening for Los Angeles and ••D Francisco. These excursions are-specially cou- Hocted. and the object Is to. enable tho.t ,rho do not care to buy. the flrst-class ronnd trip or one way tickets, to enjoy . comfortable ride with sleeping car privileges and no change of cars at the •try low second-class rate. For further Information, address v». B. CONNOR, Commercial Agt. 8. P. *W. G. NEIMYTR. O.' W. A<?t. 8. P. *8. P. MORSE. G. P- * T. ART 8. P •o.. New Orleans/ La, TIME TABLES. •:,- ^isnriKyivanift Sta-clffia. from That Word U Derived Our Own ..El.ctrlclty»~A Chlneno Ood ln»iu« or a I'CHrt - Other Kurt) CurloH, [Special -WashinKton Letter.] -Electricity is. something about which nobody Knows very much, nnd concwning which very few kaow anything," says the electrician of the capital "I have been hnndliag electricity for many years, hut 1 have much to learn 0b °(Jntii v«ry recently I did not know the derivation of the word. U-cnuso 1 am not a dialectician. I have become interested in the collection of amber, pearl. A FINE SPECIMEN. i«««.q!*j!8 »•»•»' 5W8Biiaipmi 4:l6 Bradford 3:00 am; n>. ^ P« ni. . m. [Op mi J. A. McCUI-I'OttGH. Agent. ,-»/T BAST BOUND. 1 N 1 . A Boston llm d dally 'old no 42.. Ml a m EEL RIVER DIVISION. WEST BOUND. 10:30 am EA8 T BOUND. VAN DAL! A -LIN*. LoT - IND - No » lifts miuu»" » South Bend via Coltax. „„,„.„ Mnckl No 20 lias tniough sleepers, St Lonls to MacKl naW ' FOR THB BOOTH No 18 »r Torre HRUtedalljex Sun 7 13 am So 11 lor Ten* Haute dally ei Sun •••••j--" v ^ No 21 dflllj 6X SUnuftJi»i«««-»» *••*' _,*>, D«nr!tO No 13 has lliroiiRli pBtlor car, Sontn oenu iu lndlanaix)lU Tin Uouux. • ' a No 21 Has through Sleeper, Mackinaw to 31 l-rals. Arrives No,15 dallj except Snndar......... ~-*j* g ™ SSS5SM?= T^ i-- AU« n ..«K *mT+ Atfi.. ftuareM Or B. A. Ford. General Ac*nt Bt Loulfc Ho. pneumonlt. . A. J. IvBirrence, of Beavei-; P». "Br«iili»n Balm brought me ont pneumonia in - Mr*. Myi: ri ot * ieter« «t»ck-o£ nletidid ihnpe... It i§ », wonderful tern- «dy for eonijba and long troublet. Also for outward tue, for burn», cold wret snd cha for outwar tue, or urn, snd chapptd hands »nd; face, it cure* likenuglc. It i» Invaluable in the isn>- 07." ^^ tilings ni nn- t.Vrriiml" wiiVshow you the collcc:io:i: but first I want to tdl you about electricity It origin""' 11 in the Greek word doktron, which was applied to timber tL».nds of years ago. The nnc.enU aiseovercd amber, but it puzzled them to la'iou- whether it was a lactul, mineral or iewcl. .They found that it was made eli'Ctrical by friction, and so they called it elektron; and from that we get our word electricity. ••There are various forms of electricity Common- electricity is produced by friction, and for many years glass and amber were the principle articles used in producing it. .Until it came into common use electricity was looked upon with owe bv even those who produced i i by friction. Then J.here is galvanic or voltaic electricity, resulting from chemical decomposition in a galvanic battery. Atmospheric electricity is seen and wondered ot by., everybody from childhood to old age. It comes with thunder storms, and is sometimes very. destructive, shattering church steeples, setting flw/to houses, rushing down the sides of trees, and sometimes killing people in open fields. There are many artificial rannifestatibns of this mysterious power of nature, and it is becoming ft necessary part of modern civilization. It is the most econoimcol and popular motive power for street and suburban railways; it has superseded das as on illuminnnt; It is used for cookery in place of wood, coal and gasoline; and its uses for telegraphing and 'telephoning ore mnrvelous in extent. .Here in the capitol life would sometimes bo unendurable with gas light and its e "There are thousands of miles of wire concealed in these solid marble walls, and throughout the granite basements and subways. The weather bureau ha* its connects here, and in the senate and house and lobbies there ore skilled scientists who tell the statesmen -all about the weather in their distant homes, as well as the speed of the wlnJ and the condition of the temperature outside the capitol building. The tele- craph wires which connect tie capitol with the white house and the executive departments also tap the through wires to the commercial centers, so that with electricity we are constantly in conneAc- tion with the entire world. And yet, as I said before, very few people know any- thmg scientifically about it, and only recently did I know the derivation of th »Eu°Ui'ke all men, I am talking about my own specialty, when'l started out to show you my curios and tell jou some of the strange thing* about them Amber being electric was colled elektron, and you see how attractive H becomes with a little fraction. Heic is a large piece of virgin, amber, on« of the Jarg g est P piecc3 in the world. By robbing it with this chamois 5km it becomes heavily ^ai^d-witlvelectr.ciV. .See these bits of paper and cardboard flying after it as I pass it .over the table It is not to be wondered that the ancients regarded it as »y*«^I (ffld magical. They believed that there was ^spirit of good or of evil in the amber, and that heat incited that spirit to mar,- H«t hUelf. The prevailing impres- 8io n was that it was a spirit of aflco- tion, drawing others towards it without malice. Many, however, belied that the spirit in the amber was malevolent, and that it would deceive ar.d destroy all who came under its inl u- ence. The human mind is naturally more theological than philosophical, and.hcnce we have so many religions m the world. They all fieem to arise from •the natural 'disposition of ^.man o lathom the unfathomable, and to build theories concerning' the supernatural. The amber was fruitful of much speculation and'the old-time philosophers pled away from earth without even knowing the. origin of r the mysterious 61 "P^es of amber having flies or. other Innectaimbeddedin them excited philos, ophers and scientist* of the, olden .chools.- Amber must have attracted "he insects arid .swallow^! them: and ye t amber appeared .to be a solid, sub- ktance, without life, .without month, or digestive organs. These phenomena are _ 6 . ,,c4.T.inii<;. for we know that in the process of hardenacg in. the flies and other creature* held In its gummy embrace, and there they are to-day, perfectly preserved, and looking very much alive, although imprisoned. I once saw and tried to purchase- a beautiful specimen which contained a little | i7 ard with five legs, looking as .much alive as a living lizard could look in a teaspoonful of syrup; but It had been dead for' thousands of yeiu-s. -lh.it specimen is in' apriva-te.collccUon, and no amount of money will buy it. • "\mber was at one time more valuable than gold, because it was scarcer. In the Fourteenth century nnd previous to that time, amber was made into knives and forks with one-prong for the use of princes and - dignitaries of the church. In those days nobody knew the real amber fields, and a great deal of it was found by the seashores, where it was washed up by the waves. It has been discovered, however, that the extinct cone-bearing trees nourished in immense forests on the plains of north Germany, and amberistherediscovered in large quantities by miners. Large quantities of it are also found in the yellow sandstone along the Baltic "shores. There are regularly opernterl amber mines in cast Prussia at I iil- micken, and it is also picked from the cliffs, much as placer miners find gold in California pockets. Consequently amber is no longer more valuable than trold but on the contrary it is on the market nt from two to fifty dollars per pound, according to its quality. It is no longer used for knives nnd forks, but is most gererally used for mouth pieces on meerschaum and other pipes. H is EO longer one of the mysteries- of the world but one of the commodities. But the specimens found in various- pjacei. in peculiar conditions, still find their way into the cabinets of the collectors of curios.' . . . ••Here is something as wonderful aa the :ii:ilii-r containing in.wc-)-s, U>ok at this diminutive Cbiufse. god.. It is a Experience of Three Gay Youths •with a Female Sandow. ey Start a mrtiitlon on a Cubic Tr»in at MMnlKht THut I-i.nd» Thorn All In thu (iottur - Sic Scmpor peri'ct pi-nr. , . that no senator could ever have chiseled it nnd polished it so perfectly. "Pearls axe morbid symptoms m oysters If a bullet is imbedded in human flesh nnd not extracted, .and the man lives, the bullet becomes encysted. Nature forms a coating around it. I fiat is exactly what is done by nature for the pearl-bearing oysters. All along the -Chinese coast this fact Is token advan- ta"e of. The cunning Chinamen know that if a grain of. sand gets ™**<* the shell of the oyster, nature will fora. coating after coating of pearly secretion around the disturbing particle, thereby protecting the oyster from irn- Three Hyde Park (Chicago) youth* who luivu hitheito prided themselves •upon their winning ways with the Xajr sex are nursing their wrath—and numerous bruises—in secret, a- recent attempt at flirtation with a strange woman having ended disastrously. Their uttfi- discomfiture on this occasion is credited to Mme.tucea, as she is known on the stage, and who has been giving performances in a concert pavilion m Lake avenue, Hyde Park. She is fair of feature and perfect in form, her vaudeville performances being general' ly a great attraction for beardless youth and bald-headed men alike. The other night Mme. Yucca closed her engagement at the pavilion and started for the city on a cable car which left Fifty-fifth street and Lake avenue shortly before midnight. /She was unaccompanied, with the exception oi a small dog, which she held in her lap. The seat occupied by the performer was the front ouc in the grip our, ana tbfl hour being late but, few passengers were aboard when the train of three curs started on its trip to the city. At Fifty-first street and Cottage Grove ttVenue three young men cut across from Washington park and boarded the grip car. All of the new passengers were smoking cigarettes and carried canes of large size. The fair occupant of the forward seat eoon attracted their attention and all three began the cus- tomary'small talk which leads up to tin- re'"<iliition flirtation.. Two'of the youths seated themselves directly hack of Jlme. Yucc.i. while the third, 'after standing'for a short time on the. footrail, attempted to seat himself beside the woman. As Mme. T; "cca s form is of ample proportions she filled up the entire seat and the- young man 'was forced to resume his former posi- tioi on the footrail. He had spoken to jrazilian Baint THE GEESI SODTfl AMERICAN BiLS5I[ ...CURES.. . I RAC10ALJ.Y CURES CATARRH! It clears the head of foul mucous; heakOic ores and ulcers of the head and throat; ,metet» the breath, *nd perfectly restores. the senses of the taste, smell and hearti£. Stops headache and dropping .into Sfee throat Also destroys the germ which cao*Sr HAY FEVER. : IP a perfect cure in a few days. Ne"*~ TsTofatal case o fr ,\ GICPPS ever koaiKt. Lilian BaUi s f a; ^*""" ™* ** lie grippe germ and x bad effect. LI 3LE in ASTHMA, CROUP. 3 PLEURISY. PNEUMONIA, lA'sri \T»EW, TYPHOID and So —.— £. MEASLES, and any disease who* the. nflammaticn.l'cverorCoLgesHot, GreatcoC relief in Consumption five.* dw covered. destro; all tit lytemowB SlKACHK tn Stop; i 2 minutes.- ^i- - -„„_,.. _• .„„ h n.,ioi-nrs. o In female troubles. t fi^°^g|«B?coNSTIP\V? ' wIrom wounas. QUICK UJRH HJKWJ.-wj"-/!!. Power Is Almost Miraculous. The Best AND UaTlnfl Power Is Almost Miraculous. The Best ramity Medicine.in ^.=S Cent Bottle contains 100 Dosfcs, or Two Week Treatment for Catarrh. 91.00 BOTTLE EQUALS THRKB SOC. BOtTL^S. tS: -Some ingenious Chinaman fashioned this little god, and then forced open the HOME TESTIMONIA otuei. ~\jap UULUS-. i ,._—._- - , ca'arrh. Brazilian aaiin appiic*. ££1^r^^^^ ^^tis^hebestth^fordyspepsiale-"- - ".,..— "... ,, , ; "It ste es in - . . s worn almost to the gravewltkarac " L-Iii.ttl-C*-»fc-*J r ^fc*-** " B. F. JACKSON & CO., Cleveland,,^ Means, H. D. Haltery and A IlNGOLfi •* TIABCUJJK. THB INGENIOUS CHINAMAN. the occupant of the seat, however, and considering the. ice broken started in to hold a conversation, while his t*o companions smiled in apparent appre- 01 Aiflrst Mme. Yucca paid no attention to the youth's prattle, turning a deaf ear to his volley of questions, but as his , *r In JJOWES Conrtlpatlon. Art. on mo«d. Di«pei» Colds «nd Rofreshlna r Condition. CURES CWa P Compl.xlbr, ,.. , 0 tml . u— . T^ou r-t WM^M ForsalcbyB.F.KEESMNG digestive organs. no longer mysterious, for we.know that "mber Is aetually the fossil gum of nn s "m- limber is actuuujr m= »y- •• r.---- extinct eone-bearin* tree. This p>m. ghell of a largo oyster, and put the god inside. Natures proceeded to cover the intruding object with numerous secretions, until behold we have a .perfect pearl god; ami it is indeed one of the Bonders of my collection. The oyster assaulted must have been a large one. It 1s'not unlikely that this experiment may'have been tried on a number of oysters before one was found strong and hea'lthy enough to live and cover the idol with pearl. • "The Chinamen make a regular business of raising pearls, and they introduce all sorts of little objects into.-the oyster shells. It is a difficult .thing? to pry open the oyster shell without break- ine.lt.ThB live oyster shuts his mouth pretty tight, and it re-quires patience, experience and skill to force open the lips just far enough without killing tB8 mbllusk. Of course, all pearls are not artificially produced; in fact only .a small proportion of them. Exit all of the curiosities are the result of Chinese manipulation. The pearl.divers bring oysters to the surface for food, as well as for their pearls. Th<.-y risk their lives on all occasions, for. the ocean is full of'sharks, and many a diver has gone goyly at his work, never.to be seen again on earth. He has become food for some one of the monsters of the deep. I have -reatl some wonderful stories of fights which pearl divers have had with sharks, in. which the divers have come out victorious by striking the sharks behind the pectoral £n with lo'ng, keen knives. It is narrated of one diver that he matin : :i-fortune by killing two sharks iff .one day, one 30 feet Jong, and the other 35 .feet long. He was.called the bravest man on earth, and; was made captain of the body guard of liis king. '• • ' • • "Now with these few pointers about amber and pearls, if you will go to the Smithsonian institution and study, the immense collection there you will find much to interest you and your readers. You should also look at the crystals. The word crystal comes from the Greek word Krystallos, which means ice. The ancients believed crystal to be ice so thoroughly congealed: that no amount of .heat would melt it. ,That is one .of the exploded fictions of ancient science. Nearly j all 6f the jewels-of nature have their histories and-their legends; Even until this day some of our ladies beve their theories concerning- lu'cky stones, unlucky stones, birth- stones, and all that sort of thing. : A novelist once made a - fortune:''writing'.o'; novel- .about- the t. Everybody, read it,.-Every- man, instead of heeding the i beamed nt her ecstatically, possession of one hand gave ivas more than Mme. Yucca could stand. She rose up and grasped the bell c . or d, which she pulled several tunes, the Irlpman instantly applying the: brakes f ndW.ng to ahaltin the nr.ddleoi: the block between Thirty-ninth and Fortieth streets. - As soon as the tram came to a standstill Mme; Yuccasteppedfrom the car and-seized her tormentor by the lapelofhiscoatandwlthajerkthrewhim head first into the. gutter. The youth s two companions started to his rescue,, but the angry woman was prepared for .them and. demonstrated the fact- by catching the flrst.one who jumped from the car,around the waist and witbher right arm gave him,a squeeze that toolt his breath away. Then dr °PP ln f. ?';! limp form Mme. Yucca caught the third vouth by the back of the neck and the radded end of his coat-tails and.piled him in the gutter on top of his *"<;""• whowaajuRtawakcningtothe.facttliat something had struck him The disturbance only losted-ubout 30 seconds, arid by the time the conductor and gripman had reached the scene the three youths-were making long strides ta tte' direction of Hyde Park. Fearftl that a report of the affair would be made .to the company the conductor re- Qucstec] the fair defender of her dignity for her name, xne woman calmly Hand •d him a card bearing the following in scrlption: MADAME YUCCA, THE FEMALE SANDOW. / Champion Strong Woman of the World. "The'conductor'ceased to wonder why it was thathis plucky woman passenger had disposed of the trio of "mashers in such on easy manner. BOYSTAKTlNVOLUNTARY RIDE. Four Xonogiter. Looked tn»F«l B ht C«r While ri»jlng. If four small boys who on Saturday played hide and seek m an cor standing in the freight x of the Centxal railroad lphia. had but remembered that there ™ snap lock on the door they would pot have been found half starved and m a state of nervous collapse locked m the car early Sunday morning by an in- 'ptS his rounds in the Jersey City yards of the railroad. Each of the boys Is 13 years old. Their favorite pastime Is to play Ma«» among, the empty box cars that in th! yards. Saturday afternoon the boys, hiding from another, entered an an engine, backed up 10 draw Hie . train away. Then they realized their.; condition, and, as no one answered, they] of last sank exhausted to the car floor. The train in the meantime bad started, and soon gained rapid headway. ;TJ» run from .Philadelphia to Jersey City m.... a picturesque one. The boys, howeyeiv^ did not appreciate the glimpses they, t caught of it through the chinksof ti» o car door. At last the boys, thorougHr,., tired out by their shouts .for aid, curtett-,,,.;. up on the car floor and went to sleep. , : ; \t six o'clock Sunday morning: Ibta -,,>, inspector making his rounds in the; freight yards at Comnrunipaw Ties** s. some one sobbing as he passed the car,; in which the boys were con ^ d ::£^ ?% ing the door, he found one of the boystoj >,| n state of collapse, lying on the'floow^jK Two others were sobbing in one cornet.; }£ All were taken to astation'hous* in^J-ig v City and given a good meal. .WW* ^| was sent to their parents 5n Philad*^ phia, and they were later taken home. BIG LUMP OF GOLD. I« Worth «88.000 »ort Sent to New to BB Melted. The largest chunk of gold ,_ ever been in Kew York city was. w down Broadway the o^-""""™" it might just as- well of coal for all the general _ about it. It was taketi from Central depot, to the United States say office in Wall street in o o«™« •xpre-ss wagon and guarded by Actives. The big lump is worth 000. It was shipped to the assay c bv the Bank of Montreal, Canada, belongs to the Cariboo Mh.ing < mnv of British Columbia. I ' jr*n *liit th<> nt the-assay ojnce mat UK- been seen such nn amon'nt of one lump there before. It was up in the aftersooa. ' • _--.»-• . , . IOVM the- mysteriouB." . BMTTH positively cured fey these - Little Pills. They alw relieve Distress from Dyspepsia, Indigestion-and Too; Hearty Eating.: A'per; fcct remedy, for Dizziness, ;Kaosca, Drown-. ness Bad Tastein the Mouth, Coated. Tongue Pain in the Side, TORPID, LIVER. They Regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable. tmallPHU Small Do.». »mall THE INSPECTOR MAKING HIS ROUNDS. imp ty box car. Crouched in the darkest Corner. the\\were chuckling over their chum's inability to find them, when suddenly a man snapped the car door shut U! hurried to foe door and tried to force :lt open. It resisted their efforts, however. . I'-"'" Then they shouted for. help, but none came. Then four very miserable and thorough^ frightened small boys wit down upon the floor of the car^nd wep't;- Death by starvation and other .thoughts flashed through their mmds WhHi-tbev cried there was a bump and j the forward.cars:,of the tram, drawn ]oing For A ke.Trip? a i'ou'll fully en*., _• f y ou lake ono o!-ino rv ?IJCH1GAN AND 1AKE SU1 ... TRANSPORTATION CD'S :' EOANT STEAMSHIPS Iwidlour .- rew stacl ~*JP «*ffiS , ! I::,F ala '£rJr r!l &»»!*. «*">"«^1

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page