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March 22, 1894

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 22, 1894
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I'rlcu.WcU. injector fre». Hcdtucuroy For sale by B. v. CREAM BALM, is quickly Absorbed. Cleanses tne Hasal Passages Allays Pain and inflammation. Heals the Sores] Protects the Membrane from Additional Cold Restores the Senses of Taste andSmeIl. •IT CATARRH ~ _ . _ H'AY'rE > In applied Into pach nostril and U «LY BROTHKR9, 06 Wurrsn St.,-New York. "^"'IHCljIJJO \Made a well of e:> IMDAPO Mlf/DOO RIMCD.Y iEHULTH l« 8» "AV". C'l^JJ. 1 ^••^•'^^^^^^^'"arSv^t^ ^^||^|§||^^| JOSEPH CILLDTTS STEEL PENS No». 303-404-170-804, And other j/y/i-s (o suit all hands, *THE MOST PERFECT OP PENS, . IN CUCOANT - • Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars, WITHOUT CMANOI, s m d „ Y'fl TIU-1RON MOUNTAIN ROUTE, TEXAS & PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC RY'S fullman Touritt Stuping Car, St. Louis to Lot tnglles. daily, via thitlin», TERMED TMC,., i n •TRUH Tr.v.h.lnj • .ountry th.t l«» Orl.nd.ul. ol ««.l..ry ••><! S«l"brlty of Olicnut. toftjl no «qu«l.—^—^•'•^ CHEATLY REDUCED H»TE8 HOW IN EFFECT Via THE ABOVE UHC, AND LTl OH •>!.< »T ALL IM»0«T»NT OrFICB IN TMt UNITHO BTHTM AND CANAO.. W. •. OODDBIOOC, H. C. Twenty-Pour Hours of Work a Strange Quango. A Thrilling Chmpter from th« Autobloa- rapby of ft NowMpuper Man — Hlft ( r n- plennllnt Encounter with ft M»(l Hermit ut St. I.onU. fSiwclnl St. Joseph (Mo.I Lcttor.l I luivo hoard frequt-ntlj- of people whoso linir turned white in a sing-lo niffht, but until a year >i^o F did not believe such a thing 1 could bo possible. I could not have boon convinced of the truth of such statements before that time; now, however, I um a living- example of Midi phenomenon, my hair beinfT white as snow at tho age ot thirty years. '^ho change of color took' place in less than twenty-four hours. It, was caused by mental and physical suffering, and 'car, tho af?ony 1 endured beinp greater than I had be- I KICIIAKD S. OBAVKf. lievcd it possible for a human beinff to live through. That 1 did not succumb to death is almost a miracle. I was smothered until I was to all appearances 11 lifeless corpse. A year at,'o I was a reporter for a St. T.ouis morning 1 paper. J had been era- ployed on tho paper several months, but during- that time had not distinguished myself by nny darinff or briliiant work, and I was therefore anxious fornn opportunity to present itsolf. I sat in the corridor orf a hotel one nijrht and overheard a man sitting- near me toll a curious story of a hermit who lived ki an old buildiiip that was nearly a ruin, on the outskirts of the city. Jt was a mysterious case, ho said, as tho hermit was believed to have a woman prisoner in the house with him who had not been allowed outside of her living tomb for many years. There were other mysteries connected with the place, and as I listened I resolved to enter the strange house and learn its secrets, f started at once, without informing anyone of my intentions. The house was on \Vash- street, in a lonely part of the city. 1 found it to | be a larffo brick structure, fast falling 1 i Into decay, standing 1 back from the , street upon a hiprh embankment. It was surrounded by trees and shrubbery that dnriiif,' the growth of years had become as dense as the undcr- brn.sh of a jungle. Outside there was no indication that the house was occupied. Dead prasw and weeds covered the places where once there had been walks. The roofs of the outbuildings had rotted away, and the house itself was old and dilapidated. The doors were fastened nnd the lower window's boarded up. As I looked at it I became almost convinced that I hud been made the victim of a story in which there was not a word of t'mth, for I could not believe that tho weatherbeaten old honset was occupied. There was no light within, and beating tho door with a club brought no response. After stumbling- about the place for nearly an hour I pulled the boards from one of the windows and effected an entrance. It was dark inside. I had matches, and striking them I examined the rooms without finding any signs of human habitation. Upstairs the moon shone in through the broken windows, and I found nothing there but dust and I WAS JBRKKD INSIDE THE BOOH. eobwcbs, I went downstairs again and made another search, which resulted In the dincovery of a door that was ne- eurely fastened and could not be forced open. While trying to open It I heard i Blight noise inside and a moment later the door was thrown back, utrong hands seized me by the throat and I was jerked inside the room. I had found tho hermit. The room contained musty furniture, heaps of rags and old clothing, A bed stood in one corner and a stove In another. The air was fonl and tho stench dickeninff. By the dim light of a l»mp chat burnca in a corner I saw all this, without having been released from the prasp of tho man who still held me. Then I looked at my captor and turned cold, for I saw I was In the hands of a madman. Ho only spoke once, and said: "Who are you?" I trid to answer, but could not, for tho maniac was (gradually tightening hi? (ffijion iny throat ana choking me in my ears and R moment Inter everything was black. When I reg-ainod consciousness I had been bound hand and foot. The maniac was movinff about the room, searching amonp tho ra<,'s that were piled upon the floor. I did not Icnow whether it was nlpht or day, as there were no windows and tho closed and barred door admitted no litfht. Tho dim lamp on tho table still burned, and by its flickering rays I could see the maniac, whose appearance was frightful. When he came near mo offain ho held a long-, keen-bladed knife in his hand. I believed that I would be killed, but I did not flinch or make an outcry, knowing- it would be useless, lie drew the blade across my throat, us if to test its 'e<%e, and I could feel the blood trickle down the sides of uiy neck. All at once the madman who held me in his power changed his mind as to the manner of ray death. I could see tho chang-e in his countenance, and I feared a more horrible death than that of having my throat cut was in store for me. He secured a lonpr rope, picked out a quantity of rags and placed them conveniently "near the spot where I lay. Tho rag's ho wound about my head, covering my month, nose and ears. and ty'infT the whole with tho cord. Resistance was useless. I was to bo suffocated. Then befrun tho strujfK'lc for life. 1 could not breathe sunicienlly to maintain life very Ion;:, I soon reiili/.ed, but I fuiiR-hl against sueii :i horrible death as only a dyinff nmn can tig-lit. Hours passed, it seemed tome, sis I lay there K-aspiii'.r for breath and lighting- a useless liifht for the life that had never scorned so precious before. I stniff- fi-lcil, but it only increased my suffering. I wearied Heaven with my prayers for relief. Ju the awful anguish and U-rror of that hour of despair my hair changed its color from black to white. When I opened my eyes aprain I was in a lii»spital. I remembered nothing 1 of the terrible experience throng-h which I had passed. The greatest astonishment I ever experienced was when 1 looked at my reflection in a mirror a few days later and realised the chanfru that had t:i);cn place. My friends did not recog-ni/.e me, and my identity was unknown in the hospital until ]' revealed it. J learned afterwards thut I had been found on the ground among- the trees surrounding- the house of this Wash street hermit nnd removed to tho morgue, for then! was no indication that I was alive. One of tlu- physicians discovered a feeble spark of fife while examining 1 my WHEN I I.OOKKn AT MV HKFI.l-'.CTlON. body for identification marks, and had me removed to the hospital, where I was..broa£fbt back from the brink of "Twill make one as chipper as a young colt. 1 know for I've used it," said Ben Thompson, one of Chicago's characters. Miss Jane Austin, of 277 E. Erie St., writes:-! feel that I owe Beefmalt a debt of gratitude that I can hardly repay. It transformed me from an invalid into a healthy person, much to my joy and my friend's surprise. Don't Take a Substitute. For Sale By All Druggists. Sold by Ben Fisher. the grave through his skill 1 . Wncn 1 hud recovered sufficiently and told tho story of my entrance into the mysterious house ami subsequent adventure, officers of the law captured the madman who hail so nearly murdered me in his frenzy, ami ho was placed in au asylum. Previous to that time lie had been considered eccentric but harmless. It was only within his own house that the sifrht of another drove him to deeds of madness. No woman prisoner was ever found in the house of the Wash street liermit, but the skeleton of a man, believed to have been murdered by him, was found buried in the cellar. RICHARD S. GBAVKS. WANTED THE WAR TO GO ON. An Lone UK There W»» Flvn Dollar* a. Day In It For Him. The nearest friends of Opie Read, the novel writer, would not suspect that he had achieved military rank, lie is a most unmilitary-lookinfi 1 man, who can not be induced to wear so much of £audy trapping as a printed bud^e on liny occasion uo matter how jrreat. liesides, with the exception that he Was born in Tennessee and lived several years in Kentucky and Arkansas, it is not (jenerally known that there is any reason why lie should have a military title. Jiul. liead was, once a major under commission in military service. What was known as the "I'erryville war" in Arkansas in lSS:i, was a riotous strike that, had to be convrolvd by the state militia. A lar/e body o. r the national {juanl was sent to the scene under command of Ccn. l'.ob Newton, and these troops were encamped there several weeks. Opie Read, who was then a reporter for a Little Koi-k daily newspaper, was sent to the front 1 as that journal's official correspondent in the Held, and beinfra. close friend of the commanding olliecr. that ffeiitluuian sent for Head, and in oYdcr to {jive him the comforts and advantages of headquarters, appointed him to be major and aide-decamp, with all the honors and emoluments pertaining to such a position. Of course Maj. Read paid no attention to anything li' f u personal military service, and doubtless slept soundly long after "reveille," and played poker and wrote his newspaper letters without regard to "tattoo" and "taps." One day 'Muring the war" Read had been writing one of his letters for the Daily Ca/ette in (Jen. Newton's marquee ami iv.-is in the act of folding and enveloping it to send away in the mail when the general said to him: "Here, 1 want to read that letter before it goes." "You ivau it', 1 " queried the newspaper major. "Yes, sir. I want t.o see if it contains anvthing contraband of war.' 1 "Hut I don't, intend to let you read it." "1 demand it, .sir. as your superior officer." "I don't care what, yo-.i demand. Yon can't see that letter until it is printed ill the paper." "I'll have yon eourt-martialcd for insubordination. }1;n'. Heed." Dining this dialogue Cen. Newton had maintained a very M-rious liiei: and he fairly bristled with military dignity. Read began to regard the matter se- rerioti'ilv also, us (Jt'ii. Newton was usually jolly and unconventional. To the last remark of the otlicer the correspondent replied intrrrogativcly: "Court-martial me'.' How can you have me court-martialed'. 1 " To which Gen. Ne wton Veplied: "You are a major, sir. and n:de-decamp on my start, under pay of $."• per day from tiie state by virtue of this commission (presenting parchment roll), and yet you refuse to obey my orders, and \ a:u commandant here. I shall prefer charges and have you court-martialed, sir." That was the first intimation Read had received that ho was on any other payroll than that of the newspaper he was serving. Hut now he blurted out: "Say, Hob. am I to get, *•'> a day as major on your staff?" "That is yon r pay," said Gen. l!ob. Read broke out all over in big and audible smiles, pushed the manuscript across the table toward the officer, and said: •'Take the stuff. Read it aud let the war go on."—Chicago Intcr-Occan. INDIAN BOYS AT PLAY. An K*-S»v.»e«'i Recollection* of the Wild Life. Our sports were molded by the life and'customs of our people—indeed we practiced only what we expected to do when grown. Our games were feats with the bow and arrow, foot and pony- races, wrestling-, swimming-, and imitations of the customs and habits of our fathers. We had sham fights with mud balls and willow wands, we played lacrosse, made war upon bees, shot winter arrows (which were used only in that season), and coasted upon ribs of animals and buffalo-robes. No sooner did the boys get together than they divided into squads, and chose sides; then a leading arrow was shot at random into the air. Before it fell to the ground, a volley from tho bows of the participants followed. Each player was quick to see the direction and speed of the leading arrow, and ho tried to send his own with the same speed and at an equal height, so that when it fell it would be closer than any of the others to the first. It was considered out of place to shoot an arrow by first sighting the object aimed at. This was usually impracticable, because the object was almost always in motion, while the hunter himself was often on the back of a pony in full pallop. Therefore, it was the offhand shot that the Indian boy sought to master. There was another game with arrows which was characterized by gambling, and was generally confined to the men. The. races were an everv-aay occur- rence. At noon the boys were usually gathered by some pleasant sheet of water, and as soon as the ponies were watered they were allowed to graze for an hour or two. while the boysstripped for their noonday sports. Hoys of all ages were paired for a "spin," and the little red mcu cheo.rcd on their favorites with spirit! As soon as this was ended the pony races followed All the speedy ponies were picked out and riders chosen. If a boy said, "1 can not ride," what a shout went up! Such derision! Last of all came the swimming. A little urchin would hang to his pony's long tail, while the latter held only his head above water and glided sportively along. Finally the animals wore driven in'.o a fine field of grass, and we turned our attention to other games. —Dr. Charles A. Eastman, in St. Nicholas. UGUY ONES PREDOMINATE. A Sculptor Sayn I'pplemunt Thlnci Aliout Wonirifft Ann*. To make one perfect pair of arms for his Aphrodite, Mr. George \V;idc, the English sculptor, had live models, and he selected the best points in the imns of each to make his composite. He knows some discoursijj'infr thing's about, women's arms, thing's that may make the- younjf person who has serenity uncovered hers to the g-iix.e of Hie nr.ilti- tude \vond«r if she was wise after sill. He stakes his artistic reputation on tin- statement that it is uio^t difliciilt to find a. woman with merely gx>ud arms, to say nothing 1 of beautiful ones. "His iu the wrist, main'y,''he says, "that we have dilliculty when we aru looking' for perfection. In most women's nrms the bone is too conspicuous at the wrist and elbow. Hut, a well-covered arm is not necessarily a wcll-sluipcd one. There ni'o m:iny points to be taken into consideration, which may be summed np ;is follows: The arm should be fully two beads long- from its insertion at the shoulder to the wrist. The upper arm larye and round; a dimpled elbow: the forearm not too flat; the whole diminishing in long 1 , graceful curves to a well- rounded wrist." Then Mr. W;ide goes on to say that the possession of a pretty face by no means implies the possession of pretty arms, but that gent-rally tin; reverse is true, und plain women have tho most ravishing anus. He adds unkindly that working-womou have much more gracefully rounded arm.-; than their idle sisters in society. The reason, of course, is more daily exercise. And one cannot hope to uttnin lovely arms by a spasmodic devotion to iithletic^. It is the constant, gentle household sort of exercise which gives it woman arms lit to be modeled fur ;i Hebe. Hut violent athletics only develop the mubcles, and at the sug-gvstion of a imisi-.ulnr development in ;i woman Mr. \Vside holds up his hands in horror. "The slightest suspicion of muscle." he s:iys, "spoils all the beautiful curves arid suggests imwomauliiiess." H isu't ii chefrful prospect when no exercise leaves the urms slr.ipc-lrss, and too much exorcise ni:ikes tliuni that hideous ihinjf—unwomanly. I'ut there are bifr sioevos for which to thank Heaven!—N. V. World. ••Hi-iukles says you owe him ten dollars," su.id the man who has no Uiet whatever. "That's very true." was the reply. "I'd have paid it l°')g ago, only I was ufraid of hurling his feelings." "U'hat do yon mean'.'" "1 was afraid he would think I thought lie needed the money.— Washington Star. —The total weekly expense of a German family of seven persons is generally about io.O 1 . SALE OF MILITARY RESERVATION AilloiniiiB tho lliinlne-.» I'orllon of FORT NHlTII, AKK., 140 Lois, each MilM teal, must bv Act ot CongreBS. be Bol<i to highest Sdder »C Pl-HMC AWCTIOSI on X |.rtl I2in, 1*04. Terms of «a)e, one-b»lf cam, balance in one year at 8 percent, interest, tort Smith ia a city of 15.600 population , hjivinj grown from 3,000 people since 18$0. It is the wholesaling point for the Indian Territory, which will ere lonjt be opened to settlement, and it tho only city on lt» Ea»tcrn Border. It hai no town of over 8,000 population for 165 milo» in any direction , and no large city for 3SO miles. It lithe center of »»MtMrnl-«nthr»ct« eoalreaion, and is surrounded with practic- aMy 'inexhaustible timber and mineral.. Fort Smith ii one of the few citlen in the UmUid SUtei which did not have a bank lUipeMiOD or bSlne». failure during the recenl panicky ? whose Railways ibow a M per cent, in- e In busineu, Eiren. companiei 35 « or city mapi, addreti, J. A. HOFFMAN, Every Month mmny womeo Buffer from Excewlv* or I Scant Menttruation; they don't know ' who to confide in to jet proper advice- Df o't confide in anybody but try Bradfield's Female Regulator i Specific foi PAINFUL, PROFUSE. SCANTY, StPPRESSEO and IRKEBULAJI MENSTRUATION. Book to "WOMAN" mailed frt«. BSADFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlanta, Ga. I Kolil kj For'aile FACIAL BLEMISHES I will remove. Freckle* Plm pi ». Black head*, iflolh l>iilcll»«^«llow- t ic«, wrinkle* and all other skin blcmigbes. LOU MOXTB CREAM Tlie prent Skin food and Tifsiio liuildcr, will mike _. you Bi-GutiluL Hi is ml. ;r>rabox of skin Jood aud ffu-i 1 nort'der. Free, Fr«c» Fr«e. MRS. NETTIE HARRISON AnH'rii'iL'Klii'miiv Doctor, 2C Grnry Ntrccl, KHII FranrlHCo, Ca], .•Kil Kim St. uux-inimu, Oliio. Kuperlluou* Ilutr i-LttaaucuU)' removed. JAPANESE TT^J I F r T^ CURE .\ NV\v mi<) r.,vn|il<-ln Tivnlmont, cnn-ir-lmg srPi'OSJTOMKS, CBp-ulw of Oinlnn-nt uud n Ibiz'vitf oiuimi'ii r! every iinluro nllil with ilii- hiufi- or in i:-o jminlut mill of 'A'liovJr-fi'iIlVui: t.'ur,- for File* vi....... of oorlxilic iioW, which ti n |K-rn.KiH'nt cure, iimi often i:-o imnu itix i i , r<-u;tjii!' ;n dputii, uimccosunr.v. Why endu* 1 * this icrrible di«en»»? Wf guarantee « bones to cure any oa»e. You ouly pny for lii'iiMits rwlvfd. M » l>ni, <i for *3. Sent by mall. Uu;ir;mU'<-* Isnuod t.-y HUT UK'-'Hts. P fl U O T I D A T I fl M Cured. Pitet Prevented, LUNSTIr A I iUn brJ'P^esr Liver Pcll.tl tin. Ri-cnt UYKKmi'l STOMACH 1:i:<;i:i.ATOK»nd lil.OODl'UHirniU. Kinnll, IKI'.; "}^ Ii'.i-«-<iul to Ink.-, <-«|«-cliilly udllDU-d (or rbLdruEV UMJ. OUDOSM , GI/AliANTEJiS fssracl onlr !>T W. H- PORTER, Druggist, "iuisport, luil. Market St., Lo- CUB riTHUlSrX. Thli -. • (llrcetlj- to th» MM at ira no rhuiE* of dirt or icin«sU> 'l* tiik«n Intensity. Whca Uicd AS A PREVENTIVE by cither »** it It I mpKMblo to «ralr«rt any vcnerwl d>M*>e i 1-ut in the cue of tho^O alrC4df l3nro»TU»*TiLT AF_rucr*» Hh «3MM*rrha'» «nd' • a cur*. Price liy HI W.H. PJtTBX, Druggist, !KM SfarK-Jt it., to gansport, Ind. ITCHING PILES ABBOLDT»LTCCMS. OINTMENT U " """ • • •• _-L_^ J I ACT MAnilnnfl . LU9l InQIIIIVUH t^ghllv rmteloni />im,,liv. .•«.. i-uri-lv rur<-il by I.NhAl'O. tho cro«l Hindoo' lU'nu'dy. \vlth wrlllr«(ti 1 » r «» tf *l«" ir »' Bold "I Bii.v I'-jslltH, Urugglst, lx)K»os d vicor qu U>rcd.Vano t^ghllv rm I.NhAl'O. tho GIVCS . INDIStS I '\ N C.I/ ERUPTIONS oN 1 Hi. SKIN BEAUTIFIES -^COMPLEXION p. FOR A CftSC IT WILL NOT CUf^ij. I An »ifrec«blc I*iutlve and NEK VE TO.N 1C. Sold by DruRKleta or teat by mail. Kc.> 60o., •nd $1.00 per package. Sample« free. Tbs Favorite toors POTOII VorSale bj B. f. KteUlng. A LADY'S TOILET Is not complete without an ideal POMPLEXIOU U po-vroKR. III POZZONIS Combines every element of I beauty and purity. It is beauli-1 fying, soothing, healing, health-1 fnl, and harmless, and when J lightly used is invisible. A most delicate and desirable protecti«n| I »• the face in this climate. -V^VW. F N-"»M''\/* Zniiit upon h»Tiat> th» ^anni IT IS FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. QUAKER CATARRH CURE Bff^^^^^-^^ _ " ""• "'oUAKEViEOICAL ASSOCIATION, ST. PAUL, HINK. For sale in Log&ntpori by BKH FISHBB, ~ '-' LOST MANHOOD RESTORED. lirou AMP Arr» USING. For ule in Uganiport by BIH FMHI-H, Drug-tfit|

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