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   Critic (Newspaper) - June 14, 1885, Logansport, Indiana                                VOL II NO 7 LOGANSPORT INDIANA JUNE 14 1885 PRICE 5 CENTS Memorys busy with us old like that Bibl Sellers wife We keep aglaucin backwards cross llie scenes o early lire toEigit asittin nml dew aeomin down clean forgot the children playin and tua murmur of the town When you spoke I was a drivirthro the barsan down the Jane That dapple cow of lathers waUin by her just a piaio With my suntanned arm on her necki sort ve vet skin An her my secrets and iry sorrows once agin As I need to when shed torn tne friendliest an lick my hand An1 breathe cloverscented contort any boy could understand All no caravan muskladen with snch fragrance did teem As her oqriloo rnsreath whilewidfn in th eOet A6 her ordorous breath while wadin in thy cjuict village stream She would meditate a ralnnit then the coolest place shed pick Where the willow branches trailed their fringes in the Ciek Then thed set her agate hoofs in the gravels polished gold An1 dip her dark brown muzzle where the violet ripplea rolled An such Jong delicious a thankful upward look AB she plashed with drjppin nostrils to mar gin of the brook Then a clond of valst upblown and a low deep chested moan 4 tied of hcinble dumb thaaksgivin on returuin God His own Then up the road together wed meander tlow an still Katydid acallin1 nreers for the fireflies quadrille Me Rwalkin tbro the haunted lands of legendary dream And acoinin thro ths saaiijers from the placid village streacj Im ponderin tcuch this season on the glad old long ago Perhaps Im old hardly know An there may be gin in lookin Scrip ture sister went Thro a heap of trouble by down for punishment But if she got as happy and as full of calm Hjnt By iookin over shoulders as I am this blessed night She may have died rejoicin If I knew 1 had to die And never see another sun dawn in the raddy fur rowed sky Id like to walk towards the river down to the flood ot death Along that twilight country rood BE with my partin breath Bay goodbye to all my loved the other shore agleam An1 wade ont from earth forever in the dear old village stream Robert Mclntyre OUR HOME RESORT A Pica for Maxenkuckee For the Sundfij Critic By my troth Nerissa my little body Is aweary of the great vorld1 Your words betray sweet Portia that you are Buffering from ennai the stately columns the frescoed magnificence and all the vainglorious woris oS man with which yon are surrounded have become monotonous and though you may not recognize the symptoms your son is long ing for a breath of natnre fresh from the violetperfumed fields and rippling waters of some Arcadian retreat It has been thus since the world more scientifically man began life at times will become irksome its cares and responsibilities will wear u pon us until sometimes we become a sort of ani mated skeleton and we feel like the Psalmist whenin his distress he exclaims My strength is dried up I may tell all mv bones they iook and stare npon me but there comes a time to most of us when we arise in our might and shake off this dismal mantle that has been settling aroun d us like a pall then it is we seek Gods first temples and find rest rest such as the same sweet singer of Israel ex perienced when from the depths of his heart came the words He makith ma to down ia green pastares He leadett me beside tie still waters He restoreth my soul Who has not felt something of the same inspirationwhen care thrown tothewindi green pastures and still waters have been sought and resting jn the shade fanned by the gentle motion of the myriad leaves above your hear breathing pure air0 never breathed by man be fore air that takes a gives seeking ont the deserted and forgotten lung cells that had become discouraged in the vain effort to extract Ufeioiving DnaideS irom air thick with the flniit End impurities of the streets and alleys or more impnre still perhaps from having been breathed the fortieth time in some close church and makes them throb with life again are yon not ready to exclaim He restoreth soul You awake to the cocscionenes that lungs were made to use and you re solve henceforth to use them a resolv soon forgotten when yon get back to th old routine old wars are resumed thi lungs are put upon half rations again and the liver is overworked so you worry through life like an illmatched team I the liver balks at an overload and i always does yon prod it np with a blue pill dont try to even np the load by making the lungs perform their part o the work yon wonld have to take time t breathe and a blue pill can go on its mission of while yon sleep very well if yon have forgotton yonr last trip to the country and are now ready to sing with Tennyson And a worm is there in the lonely wood That pierces the liver and blackens the blood And makes it a sorrow to be All right dont go to the woods again bnt there be those who think the worms will get in their work on yon all the sooner if yon listen to such music as that Ten nyson wrote quite differently when he felt better he then writes of these same woods 1 here is sweet music here tkat softer falls Tnan petals from blown roses on the grass This strikes the right cord and with its rythm ringing in yonr ears hunt some picturesque spot wherein to spend a por tion of ihe summer Where shall it be Where should it be for any loyal ladianian bnt on the biinka of Maxenknckee Theres not a prettier sheet of water that spreads ts dimpled surface to the breeze waters clear as crystal glimpses of verdant meadow here and there aronnd its circum ference that the far famed Emeral Isle could not surpass and groves as cool and nviting as one could wish a pretty ro mance too connected with its its borders more conld mortal ask For years this gem of natures setting has been within onr reach that we have ailed to recognize its merits for so long reflects somewhat npon our good taste We sought for health and pleasure at a distance and oar esthetic natures longed Eor the picturesque snenes of more widely no more beautiful resorts The idea has prevailed pretty generally hat otir State was more productive than picturesque and this idea is undoubt edly correct bnt with a 1 ike like Maxen knokee there is no need of traveling to distant States in search of summer resorts A few years since many people would have laughed at the idea of Indiana having a genuine resort of her own In those days streams were sought for water privileges grand forests were laid low by the woodmans ax and consigned to flames Laies were looked upon as so much corn ground gone to waste Bat our old settlers are gradually getting over this way of looking at things At this time the farmer who owns a frontage or backage on Maxenkackee is trying to live np to his surroundings he begins to realize that he owns something outside the corn raising possibilities of his soil something too that did not cost him a cent it may yet be suspicioned of him however that he chuckles to himself after disposing of an acre of his worst land perhaps as he counts the profits on his investment after this fashion Original cost of one acref 05 00 Improvements 5 00 Received for one acre 500 Deduct amount investedI 30 00 Net 00 Yes chuckles I repeat and feels as exult ant as though he had just marketed a cord of body maple stove wood with half a dozen chunks of red elm in the center of the load and thinks away down in his heart what fools these people be bnt snob sums as the above are great educators and will tell on the next generation That the early settler of Indiana is not fully no in esthetics is not to be wondered at he did not invade this territory in search of health pleasure or romance He had heard that thesoil was rich and produced abundantly If he was a Fennsylvanian or a native of the hills of New England he had probably hoard that it was not necessary in the West to hold corn in the ground with the end of a fishing polenntil it took root at any rata mans condition might be bet tered so with his life in his hand one might say for the Wabaeh valley had been iictnted as liiie valley of death he came and with the heroic determination charac teristic of the generation that is fading away he throttled the wilderness with grasp that the accumulated miasma o ages could not shake off It was a bat tie of giants but the early settler ha staying qualities that brought him out vie torious and hia descendants are now en joying tha fruits of that victory bavin more time to devote to the finer things o life When the earth was ready for th occupation of man if was pronounce very good not good corn ground only but good in the broad AngloSaxon mean ing of the word which embraces tha which is pleasant agreeable and beantifn as well as valuable and useful Have yon not been spending too much of yonr lif looking after the valuable If so you need a cbauge now a the heated term is coming on and we are expecting cholera make that an excuse if yon must have an excuse resolve to go to the ifford it flo you acknowledge yourself then to be poorer than Poor Lo himself for he always spent his sum mers and winters too at a resort and this same Maxenknckee was one of them If you were rich of course yon could take along a white shirt and occupy a whitis iottage and have a plenty of white mos qnito nettings over the windows and aU that If yon are not rich yon will enjoy yourself all the more by discarding white intirely Hunt up yonr bine flannel and a blanket an old army blanket will be just the thing and any old soldier will tell yon what elsa yon Deed Mosquito netting is oodbut was not used muchby either sol diers oraborig take any if you oan spare the blood it would probably be better to let the mofqmtos have some of it ihey might relish it Yon remember joldsmiths eulogy on the death of a mad dog that bit the man in Islington The man recovered of the bite The dog it was that died f the mosquito wants to take the chances and cornea to an untimely death you will not be held responsible Of course yonr family is to go with yon then yon will need an 8x12 tent that will accommodate six wife ihinksnot Pshaw how much room per capita did her grandmother forgets the grand proportions of the din ng room and kitchen You are te have rent free embracing all out doors As to lodging yon mnst remember that one s not particular while asleep as to the amount of space occupied and yen may be sure that you will not be awake long to hink about it while yon are camping mt If you go without resolving to enter nlo the spirit of the all the good ont of it there will be bored hat wonld follow any where yon might go it is owingto this lack of spirit that excursions are a bore toso many especial y church and Sunday school excursions where many good people go for the good of the cause and actually make martyrs if themselves after exhinating the lunch least an hoar before noon ife becomes a burden to them until tl oyful note of the whistle proclaims the hour for starting home they have after wards told in a confidential way It took hree days to rest np after the excursion md they remained away a week or better a month entering into a delightful sym athy with their surroundings and getting better acquainted with themselves how different their experiences would have een instead of that awful tiresome day at Maxenknckee it would have been a right spot in their lives growing righter with the passing years and the hrilling incidents the sweet inconve liences the mythological fish landed their growth going on from year to year nst as if they had never been caught have made rich and inexhanstable hemes upon which to draw for the amuse ment as well as the amazement of the grandchildren of the future F On Tuesday evening at the home of Mr nd Mrs Widgeons Mr A F McFann of f Forrest City 111 was married to Miss Sadie Mnlford of this city Key James East officiating Among the guests resent from a distance were Mr and Mrs A Mulford Miss jydia Mnlford and Miss Heisie Wilkin on of Big Foot Prairie Illinois tr A B McFann Miss Sybil Mc ann and Mrs Dr Lower of Sorth Manchester Ind and Mr Louis Mnlford of Covington Ky The aewly edded couple will remain a few days in 3e city afsetwhioh they will make Forrest City TJL their future home TALKING IT OVER Lncky I should soy so This is the eleventh And all the cards are out for May the twenty seventh Sixteen days and then dont twit I hope the tailor cut that pwnllowtuil to fit mel Love her Weil I dont speaking quite sincerely then shell stand me in twenty tflotuauri year And a fellow cant for any Fcrnples BiUy Afford to let a chance like that escape him Billy Doubtless we shall be moderately Shes a woman grown and Im not over sappy And weve both confessed to many early passions outgrown along with other Thich have fashions xperience you know a womans nature mellows ml she has been engaced to half a dozen fellows So the old old story to her was even older Than to most who hear It with their heads upon your ihoulder Still shes well is I mean shes charming And loves me though her symptoms are no ns yet alarming Ind remembering her fortune her bonk ecrount and carriage really look with pleasure upon my coming mar riage Bn it speaking now of you may re member The little girl I met in tha country last September ordl what eyes she told you something of her But I think I didnt tell you that I learned in fact to love her ou see I spent a fortnight in the sleepy old ro mantic illnge where she lives and that fortnisht drove me franic We rowed and drove and fished and roamed the woods together nd well of science and butter and the weather nd never once of love So never on my honor she may have guessed at that from the wny I Bazed upon her 0 pure she was sosweei with such a freshness to her pon my word old boy I felt ashamed to woo her shamed of vapid lalk and all the small devices Which in a drawing room we offer with the ices 01 nue of Ihose soft speches could I find the tongue to utter tnd so twas wise perhaps to conane myself to butter fell when I came pway I held her hand a minute nd tried to use my voice but the very deuce was in It s dumb as an oyster I stood and she was clumber Jntii at last I told her I would come again neit summer J ow what I wnt to say ehould you chance to see hor Billy nst offer my excuses make em sound or make em silly ell her thatl wrote her that he letter w s mis carried hat Im forced to go to Europe but dont tell her that Immarrledl or honor bright old boy though this Is the eleventh nd all the are out for May the twenty BBventh half regret I didnt confess I loved her dearly nd marry her instead of twenty thousand yearly Brown Human Verbs The following excellent oration was de ivered by Miss Fanny Shroyer at the High School Commencement exercises We have all had opportunity to observe he resemblances that exist between the ifterent creations of the Makers hand he lower members of the animal king om are like man not only in physical haracteristics and necessities but also in ossessing many of his mental and moral raits They desire and enjoy society ove and hate are envioia and selfish or ood natured and self sacrificing and so on 0 could trace almost innumerable like eases among these living creatures And do we not see frequently persons who look very much like some animal n some large assembly we may notice the ace of a cat peering out from under a amure little bonnet the head of a astiff on the broad shoulders of some ian the face of a fox belonging to a tall ngnlar spinster and then again we see a ersoc who reminds os forcibly of a turtle e nether of a snake and now and then w teet a person whose countenance reminds s of the moon George Elliot often re larked that her head was much like that f the horse so we sea that animals not nly resemble man but man himself takes he image of some lower being Now we nay go beyond this and discover resem lanccs between objects of entirely sepa ate kingdoms for instance man is the entral element in Gods creation and inch like him is the verb the central ement in onr language In onr modern rammar we findthe verb divided into iree classes with respect to use copnla ve transitive and intransitive In the grammar of life we find the nman verbs divided into these same three j classes with iespect toj their nte Fin j there are the copulative people who seei to serve ag a medium between two other or between ES and something greater tha ourselves The ministers of the gospel i one sense come rmder this clafs they ar a medium between God and man Th j next are transitive people who require a object to complete their meaning 1 this class belong very many but probbl one of the best examples is the perso who is full of aoivity which lacks a sui able object and BO others seeing how littl they have accomplished wonder why the were created Third and last of this clas are the intransitive people who need n object to complete their meaning Th man hating spinsters are excellent typt of this group Selfsufficient they are complete i themselves instead of being the better hal of borne other cieature they are the whole the two in one needing no other to com plete their meaning The verb is next divided into the fol lowing classes1 with respect to nature active passive and neuter In every com m unity there are a certain few who are the active ones and the rest are decidedly pas sive any one of our ministers conld readi ly mention the active and passive mem bers of his congregation The natives o the tropical countries are our bes examples of neuter verbs the heat retard activity and advancement they express being or condition and that ib all Now verbs are regular or irregular and do we not see regular and irregular people An intoxicated person nndonbt edly belongs to the latter class and so do we who allow other Icose habits to gain a mastery It is somewhat difficult in this benight ed age to find a regular person we are subject to whims innumerable and are anything but methodical in onr habits and daily pursuits Yet occasional ly we may meet one of the good old fash ioned grandmothers or grandfathers whose habits are as regnlar as the clock and whose garb and speech have not varied since their fathers and mothers set the styles Then like the common emphatic pro gressive and ancient forms of the verb are these same forms of man We have ob served tha the people of our own little city have been exceedingly progressive this winter but we conld hardly expect anything less in this age of progress These people hnve accomplished at least one good and that Is furnishing items for our local papers What an impression a solemn ancient sort of person makes upon us he seems to have come from another world and when addressed by sny sorb wo start as if ac costed by a chost of early times And Oh what expressions these em phatic bsinge produce and often what curious sensations Many a boy conld his experiences with an emphatic mother I once heard a gentleman remark that whenever he thought over any of his boyish pranks he invariably recalled the illustrations with which hii mother emphasized her moral teachings after the playing of any such pranks A defective verb is one lhat wants some of the principal parts There is scarcely anyone in fact no one who weighed in balance wonld not be found wanting Wholly unlike the preceding class are the redundant human verbs persons with whom we too frequently come in contact hese possess certain qualities in excess and soon become wearisome Now after grouping ourselves into these various classes we find we have properties corresponding to those of the verb which are Voice Mode Tense Number and Per son Voice is that property of onra which indicates whether we are active or passive Mode is the manner in which we express ourselves There are the Indicative people who always assert things as facts the subjnncitves who are always doubtful or supposing so and so or wishing they had this and that and everything in short they do not possess the Potentials who assert ihe power necessity or duty of action the mperatives or the commanders and the Infinitives who never affirm anything Tense is tde time of an action or event So there are persons who live entirely in the past persons who become quite aged pass into a second childhood and are iving their young rtays over Then there are others who like Wolsey have bid arewel to all their greatness and con tinually dwell on their days of prosperity Again there are those who live only in the present they think not of the past and care little or nothing for the furore These are the worlds Epicnrerns who believe in Jiving while you live Last are the persons who live in the future how much better their lives are than these pieceding ones what a comfort for rts to be able to say when their earth ly career is completed for well can we say it is completed they hrve made the the world better for living in if The properties of Person and Number we possess siriclly speaking only when TO0 change onr sentiments to agree with those of others bnt we can view these properties in another light for the egotist is always in the first parson sicgnlar number the flatterer eithersingu ar or plural number second person while the modest and bashful are either first or third person plnral number Since these human verbs have the same propertiesr they can also be conjugated and parsed We will conjugate James G Elaine just after the recent election by expressing his Voice Mode Tense Number and Person He was most probably in the Subjunctive Mode wishing of course it was he who was soon to hold the reins of government future tense for he thought that he might win this high position yetintime to come passive very passive voice singular num ber and first person It wonld go some thing like this First person If I had not been left second person If thon Grover leveland hadst not left me third person f he had only been left We will now parse a roller skater Ho is a verb because he expresses action rregnlar because he cant stand straight ritacipal parts present tense I ana down ast tense I was down perfect participle have been down Transitive because he equires the floor to complete his meaning ictive vuice because he is active Indica ive mode because he is very emphatic utnre tense because he thinks of the suf erings of tomorrow first person and the number is somewhat difficult to determine he is really singular but he frequently magines he is plaral In different periods of oiir lives we be ong to different classes of verbs and our nrronndings determine to a greater or ess extent our characters If one believes hat Whatever is is right he will prove a ene6t to the world He will live in the ndicative Mode active voice plural num er and third person that is he will not ive for himself but for the good of others is the time for ne to decide to which lass in the main ws will link ourselves Ye should learn to adapt ourselves to the existing circumstances re cire for it is impossible to be of one con agation at all times It would be well for us to parse ourselves Ow and then to see just where we stand nd what improvements are needed Then let us do something Do It now with all thy might An angels wing would drop If long at rest And God himself inactive Were no longer blest F C S The organ recital at the Broadway Pres yterian church Friday night was the ost interesting as it was also the last of he series arranged here by Mr JU L For nan Mr Forman was aislsted last vening by his wife and Miss Anna Rice f this city Miss Rice delighted the andi nce with a vocal selection from Schumann The Noblest which inspired an enthu iasm that found even in the most raptnr us and persistent applause The andi nce were apparently determined on an ncore bnt the sweet singer declined to espond and the applause resulted oaly in he expression of a handsome compli ent Mrs Forman rendered two beanti ul songs from Sclinbert which elicitated very favorable eipresssion from her earers Mrs Forman possesses a re arkably sweet voice but it lacks strength nd volnmn Mr Formans performance ere as usual par excellent and above criti ism S W Hutchinson died on Friday morn ng after a long illness He has resided ere for the past sixteen ears in this city and was steamed as a man of the highest integ ty He was a member of the Eel River odgeI 0 O F and a member of he Christian church In bis home life 1 e ind and considerate and his death is a heavy blow to his devoted wife and ii Mr Hutohinson has been in tha em oy of the Pan Handle for fourteen years he funeral wil be held this afternoon at wo oclock   

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