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   Miami Helmet, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1898, Piqua, Ohio                                MIAMI HELMET il uftMktt VOL XXI PIQUA OHIO THURSDAY JANUARY NO THE COMllpTORMS The Weather Forecasts for the Month of February RAIN AND SNOW TO COME FIRST A Pierce Storm May 8th mill Conditions will About the TiiHilmf to SLOW and SSil and Slth The weather forecasts for February as outlined by Rev ME Hicks and published in Word and Works are as follows February comes in with moon farth est north in the heavens and two days past the first quarter hence winds are apt to be southerly and tho temperature warmer for the opening days of the month A depressed barometer will ap pear generally about the 2d to 4th end ing in large areas of rain and snow all to be followed by a rising barometer shifting of winds to west and north and very marked changes to colder between the 3d and 6th A Vulcan storm peri od is central on the 7th This period embraces full moon on the 8th only a little over a day from moons passage of the celestial equator on the 8th Therefore from about Sunday the 6th to Wednesday the 9th storm conditions of marked energy may be expected to pass eastwardly over the country If the barometer falls far below normal be fore the 8th with winds still humid southerly and warm look for fierce storms about the 8th and flth These storms will bring rain turning to heavy snow northward and be followed by a general cold wave for which all should be on the alert Very sharp cold will prevail generally from about the 9th to 12th first in the northwest and thence advancing to the south and east Ou and touching the 12th and 18th wintry conditions will moderate the barometer will fall and more storms of rain and snow will visit many sections traversing the country from weat to east The moou will be farthest south in the heavens on the 10th and nearest the earth on the 16th These facts will tend to hold the atmospheric tide south ward aud winds will blow mostly from northern points of the compass But as tho moou works northward to her new on tho 20th within a few hours of her pas sage of the equator on the 21st the crisis of the Vulcan storm period central 01 the 18th may be expected We wil ujjne Saturday the 19th to Monday thi 21st as days of great storm probability The earth will begin to feel her ver nal equinox about the middle of Febru ary hence tropical storms may be ex pected far to the south from about th 15th These tropical conditions wil work northward being met b northerly winds ending in fierce j rain and electrical storms turning to snow and blizzards between the 18th and22d The Venus period may also extend into the storms and extreme warm raius and thawing weather from about tho 23d quite to the end of the month We cannot allow this opportunity to pass without calling special attention to the fact that March promises many heavy disturbances The season will then have advanced far enough for storms to take on tropical and danger ous phases and if very warm waves show themselves in any part of the country at the centers of storm period with low barometric pressure no one should be surprised by dangerous storms The Venus period is central in March together with earths vernal equinox hence very warm waves ending in forceful storms and turning suddenly to blizzards and very much colder are almost certain to transpire We cannot say that such is the case but it is reasonably probable that the presence of great tornadoes here in our midwinter are the result of the ap proaching planetary conditions we have often referred to in recent years Let no one indulge foolish unnecessary and tormenting apprehensions and dread at the same time let all exercise com mon sense in the preparation of safe re sorts and in watching all threatening storms at critical moments all through this and coming seasons Wo shall never stop insisting that one of yonr first duties is to prepare a tornado refuge Improvement Noleii toIMte John Youngs now home is now very near completion GEN J B GORDON 111 Hi on Ihu Ijint Diiys of Hie Coiifoileraiiy On Thursday night the IStn Blacks Opera House Springfield was well crowded to hear the noted South cm General deliver his famous lecture on the Lust Days of tho Ho was handsomely introduced by Gen T Warren Keifer and was enthu siastically received Wo give a portion of his address as found in the Republic Times Ladies Comrades and Fellow Coun trymen With all my heart I thank the distinguished gentleman who has presented me in terms all too fervent bul I may state that although he who stands before you be a Southern soldier there is not in all all this broad republic a manmore loyal to the flag behind The sun of the confederacy reached its zenith at Gettysburg and set at Ap p unattox Lees motives iu crossing the Potomac in lib1 have caused much discussion For one werej hungry From our side of the Potomac j w i could see the broad corn fields of Pennsylvania and that state presented the appearance like unto Canaan to the desert wandering Israelites For another reason we owed our northern cousins a visit audit accords not with chivalrous southern nature to owe anything and not pay it We wished to get close to onr northern cousins and reason with them to per snade such means as we were j then take the advice of Hor ace Grceley and lot the erring brothers and sisters of the South depart in peace was the fortune of my eoin naud to be separated from the rest of forces and penetrate into thatpor ion of Pennsylvania inhabited by emisylvania Dutch a splendid people joacefnl priding themselves upon their iroad fields big barns and horses as big as barns It was in this locality that I jaw a splendid example of quiet wo nanly heroism I have named the wo man Tho Heroine of the Susquc The retreating federals fired the bridge which spans the Susqnehanna at a small Pennsylvania town The bridge would have fired the town had not my detachment stationed at the bridge ex tinguished the fire The house next to go was inhabited by this woman I and my oflicers were invited to break fast with her upon the following morn ing Surrounded by confederate offi cers in gray she sat iu perfect dignity and composure This moved me to think that in theheart of Pennsylvania wound That night the picket told me a woman was at the front desiring pas sage through the line It was Mrs Bar low I had her escorted to her dying husband In the ensuing battles and the final flight of Lees magnificent army I lost all sight of Barlow I sup posed him dead but he didnt die He recovered The next year he read in a mwspaper account of a battle of the d ath of a General J B Gordon It was a cousin of mine of North Carolina with my name and my initials but he didnt know this He thought that the man who had saved him at Gettjsburg had been killed Fifteen years afterward a friend of mine in Washington told me he wanted me to meet a Mr Barlow of New York He told Barlow that he wanted to pre sent a General J B Gordon of Georgia We both sat down and thought He thought J J thats familiar Its the same name as the Gordon I knew but hes I thought Bar low Barlow thats familiar Thats the name of the man I found at Get tysburg bnt hes So we both went to the dinner at which we were to meet each other each firmly convinced fiat the other was dead We sat facing each other Says I yon a rela tive of Francis Barlow who was killed at Gettysburg His eyes grew big I am he replied aud counter questioned Are you related to General J B Gordon who killed me lam I respond ed The scene which followed was as remarkable as the circumstances which led up to it A friendship grew out of that strange reunion that lasted until the death of Francis C Barlow PIQUA STUDENTS Invited to Inrtleiiuitn in an InterUrban Oratorical Content to Held at Ken1 tun I The senior class of the high school at Kentoii is preparing to have an inter urban oratorical contest at that place this winter The senior class of tho Piqua high school will be invited to participate in the same Our high school has some excellent literary talent and in a con test would be strong contestants The senior classes in the hih schools in the following cities will also be in vited to participate Fostoria Findluy Tiffin Bucyrus Marion Bellefoutaine Marysville Troy Piqua and Xenia THE SUNDAY SCHOOL Lesson V First national Series GROWS SMALLER Town I had found a southern sympathizer and something in my remarks let my hostess to feel this With kindling eyes she turned to me and said General Gordon I cannot let you misinterpret uy sentiments I am not a southern woman My act in receiving you is a simple token of my gratitude for your service in saving my home I have giv sii a husband and a sou to the northern service and mv nightly prayer is that theunion cause may The quiet courage of this northern woman iubold ly voicing her sentiments in the midst of a hostile army strangely moved me who was familiar with the devotion of of southern women but had there to learn that they were but akin to their sisters of the From the incidents of the battle of Gettysburg the speaker selected several for relation the first being given My detachment was thrown fairly on the right flank of the union army That that flank melted before the fire is no disparagement to the valor and bravery of the northern soldiers The f Fostnria 1osMesses a Curious Pile Becoming a Oliili Again The Fostoria Times says that town possesses a curious phenomenon in the form of a woman who is growing smaller It is not an uncommon thing for persons to suffer a decline in flesh and consequently in weight but the woman referred to is not so fortunate In fact she is literally growing smaller in every way Her features are shrink ing and her bones are decreasing in size hi about the same ratio as a growimr person increases in She is literal ly getting to he a child again There ire no wrinkles to mar the smoothness of her skin nor other external eviden ces of the disintegration which must be absorbing and taking up iu equal ratio all the bodily tissues The woman her self notices the metamorphosis because her clothing no longer fits her but hangs limp on her once plump form Her friends notice the change but do not comment on her shrinkage and shrunken appearance because they hope something will yet transpire to check the remarkable growth backward CONSOLIDATION Jf Troy Lodge No 43 and Lodge So iTi 1 0 0 F Will Take Place Thursday Kveiiing The consolidation of the two Odd Fellow lodges will take place Thursday sveuing January 27 The ceremonies will be in charge of Win Bell of Zanesville Grand Master of Ohio who will be present for that purpose and will be accompanied by jther Grand Lodge officers After the consolidation ceremonies are over the united body will march to K of P Hall where refresh ments will be served The new Lodge will have nearly 800 Record Mrs Maria Pearson of Troy Ilreaks Her Hip Yesterdaay morning on attempting to get out of bed without assistance Mrs Maria Pearson fell headlong aud broke her hip boue The fracture was so bad that the boue almost protruded from the flesh Mrs Pearson is nearly 80 years of age and for some years has been almost helpless with rheumatism and this will be against her Record TO BE STUDIED ON NEXT SUNDAY Text of hi Lesson Math Versos Text Math Osfi Thislessoii like the preceding is a section from the Sermon on the Mount It embodies Christs doctrine of prayer rebukes certain faults prescribes a form j or model of prayer and inculcates the spirit in which it is to be offered 1 Ostentation is to be avoided A common fault Hypocrite originally signified a masked performer Such were the Pharisees who at the hour of prayer stood forth at the street corners or in the crowded synagogue with sanc timonious mien Their devotions were a soulless mockery They prayed not because they hoped to be heard of God but because they desired to be seen of men They got what they sought the praise aud flattery of their fellows ROYAL BAKING POWDER NEW WWC WASHINGTON NEWS The House Refuses to Admit the Three Territories V M C A SUitc Convention The annual State convention of the Young Mens Christian Association will beheld at Marion Ohio commencing on Saturday evening February 19th and continuing until Wednesday the 23d c These conventions grow in interest each Delegates will be sent from this city and it is expected that others will also go You Ciui Pop Away Now Last Friday a bill passed both Houses of the Ohio Legislature withdrawing protection from rabbits In many coun ties they have became a great nuisance in destroying young orchards and full berty is now given to swipe them from e State gion of Caesar would have been shat tered After the first days struggle as I rode over the acres of white clover crimsoned with the blood of north and south I found among the dead and dy ing a majorgeneral I had seen him fall in the battle smoke He was not dead hut lie was completely paralyzed by the bullet which felled him He was Major General Francis C Barlow of New York As I had him taken to the rear in a litter he asked mo to take to his wife his last words and tell her that his one comfort was that he had not been Bhotin retreat To question as to wherel might find Mrs Barlow to my surprise lie replied that she was just at the rear of the federal army That reply struck a strange cord in my breast for my own wife had follow ed me through all tho privations and dangers of the war had been exposed to fire in many an engagement and had been a helping angel to tho sick and wounded I sent Mra Barlow word by flag of truce of her hnsbandss dangerous Items from the Globe Memocrnl One of the first Democratic indica tions for 1898 is a disposition not to be too aggressively for silver Congress is giving more attention to the Mississippi All that the river need to reach its proper place in commerce is a fair consideration of its great possibili ties Ohio Democrats have invited Mr Kurtz to join their ranks but it is not likely that he will be intrusted witl any party work requiring a delicate sense of fidelity In a practical sense India approaches the gold standard every day Thos who use the silver standard not onlj realize its drawbacks bnt know tha they are increasing The mobs at Havana should bo can tious about molesting Americans Bu mobs are not noted for prudence he situation in Cuba has become criti cal in every respect The Mississippi and its tributaries ar more valuable than all the ship canal of the world combined but it has bee much the fashion for some years to foi get that there is a Mississippi The situation in Cuba is deplorable i suffering and uot far removed from chaos politically With so many form of disturbance throughout the islan important events cannot be remot The treasury authorities the autho of the Dingley bill and the leaders the Republican party 111 general been saying that there would be a deti cit in January aa the treasury disburse ments this month are always heavy There is a possibility now that they ma be mistaken in their estimate Kev nues have been surprisingly high m tl present month thus far At the parsonage of the First Baptist hurch January 34 by Rev J H Ba er Mr Aloma Otto Kent and Miss ary Kariiehm were united in mar age The happy couple left that night i the train for Newark Where Mr cut is engaged in the shoe business A new pest is playing havoc with the hecp and hogs over the country The worm is produced by a little fly that en ers the ears and nostrils of the animal nd deposits its eggs and in a few days he animal is eaten up by the worms The pest is reported to be prevalent in various portions of the state An interesting Anniversary took place u Wilmington on the when kfr and Mrs Jacob Briudle aged re pectfnlly 91 aud 84 years celebrated the 64th return of their marriage day We knew the halo old tinner 60 years igo and wish him and the wife of his youth a most delightful journey as they ass on to lifes sunset day presen m Broin the month in whicli the new tariff went n to operation the revenues have bee constantly growing The growl h i the past two or three weeks has bee much greater than anybody looked to There was A surplus in tho treasury r coipte in December and there is like to be one in January In any case tl deficits days are numbered Karnuhm Another fault to be avoided is rep etiliousness verse The heathen make a talisman of prayer iiie that its magical force is enhanced by its vehement iteration The proph ets of Baal on Mount Oarrael worked themselves into a frenzy as they inces santly exclaimed OBaal hear us 1 Kings There is no merit in the number length rhetorical beauty or liturgical faultlessuess of ones pray ers They are indeed utterly empty and an abomination in the sight of God if devoid ofthe spirit of true devotion 3 When Christ said After this manner therefore pray he did no mean to prescribe an inflexible form ot prayer but to indicate its character its spirit scope aim contents This mod el prayer consists of seven petitions and like the Decalogue it may be divi ded into two tables or sections fo three of these petitions relate to his his his and the remaining four relate to man his sins and needs 4 This prayer is remarkable for it conciseness It contains no meaning less expletives no dull redundancies no wearisome tautologies It can be re peated without irreverent haste in thii tyfive seconds 5 It is remarkable for its comprt heusiveness Its doctrine of God cm man is all inclusive All that we nee to know of God iu order to approac him acceptably and of human uecess ties and aspiration in order that the may be truly felt and expressed is hei revealed 6 Remarkable for its conciseness Royil wkM food whotofMM u4 dtlldoM ilutely LN IMPORTANT RESOLUTION iqulrlng if Colored Citizens Have Been Kefused as Silver Comes Up Again WASHINGTON Jan House Committee on Territories rejected the Bills to admit as States the Territories f Arizona New Mexico aud Oklahoma ly a vote 8 to 3 In the Senate Mr Chandler he adoption of a resolntio i asking the Attorney General if citizens in Louis ma have been recently excluded from ervice on juries on account of color The Teller resolution was taken up indMr Teller spoke in favor of its idoption President Dolf arrived at m md was welcomed by Senator Sherman and Asst Adee NOMINATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT Richard C Parsons of Ohio to je second Secretary of the Embassy at Borne Abram M Tillman of Middle Dist of Teun Rev W T Helms of New Jersey Chaplain in the Navy S100 Howard Thi mulers of this paper will bis ploiisocl to loam thut then is at last imp ilrratlcd cllsoasc Hint siiloncc been nhln to euro in nil its stagos and that ia Catarrh Halls Ciitnrrh Cure is tho only posilivo cure known to tho mclical fraternity constitn Homil Vis TO nira a collstlUlUoiml treat ment Halls Catarrh Cure is taken internally notii c rtir tlv Him the blood and mnmns snr facsot the system thereby dostroyiliR the tion of tin disease anil givniB tho uiiii list oftestimonials Address F T OHENY Toledo O aTSold by Drutiijisls 7ie Attorneys at Law PIQUA and TROY Pinna office Mays Block square wont of Main on Water Street Tele phone 604 Troy office Short street square south of Court House Telephone 13 217lyr d wodwthurs and comprehensiveness it is no less re markakle for its coherence The domi nant thought expressed in the prayer is desire for the establishment of Gods kingdom in all the world The Kings name is revealed Our what more natural than that we his children should desire his name to be aud his obeyed as really voluntarily promptly constant ly universally perfectly on earth as in heaven And since all men are the possible subjects of the Heavenly Fath ers kingdom what more natural than those petitions which contemplate their preparation for service and heirship in the kingdom Hence there follow re quests for the relief of temporal need for preservation from the wiles and snares of temptation and deliverance from evil all of whicli brings us back to where the first three petitions the coming of the kingdom for snrelj tho kingdom has truly come and sn preraely prevails iu him who has beei delivered from the Evil One As al varieties of hue can be ranged unde some one of the seven colors of th prismatic spectrum and their union forms the perfect white beam so al human wants aud aspirations can b ranged under some one of these seve petitions and the union of them make the perfect It is good to have stated time and place for prayer verse Bar to be alone with Horace Bush nell has truly said We need to kee fixed times or appointed rounds of oh servaucc as truly as to be m holy im pulse to have prescribed periods i dntv as truly aa to havoa spintof duty to be in tho drill of observance as we iis in the liberty of 8 The spirit of true prayer is revel cut humble sincere unselfish vers 12 trustful submissive Mcthodis Hymnal No PRANK G BBOWNK In W C Advocate THE MONETARY CONVENTION ExSecretary Fairchild En dorses Its Object INDIANAPOLIS Jau SB Monetary Convention met at ten A M Chas S Fairchild was trying to put in to statute form what concurrent busi ness habits had evolved as tho right rule He said it was right that this con ention should speak its thoughts and rge the adoption of its principles which re older than the Government itself The Resolutions presented urged the doption by Congress of the plan sng ested by the Commission and that tha wcntive committee be continued with ower to add to its numbers and adopt ich measures as they deem advisable or procuring proper legislation Hon Henry U Johnson declines be a candidate for Congress in the ol Burnt It will be some tim before they flnd an abler man The Boom in the Ohio Will Not interfere With Traffic CINCINNATI Jan Ohio river s not now likely to reach a height will interfere with railroad raffic to any serious extent At ten A M it stood 53 2 and rising At Ripley Ohio is was rising half an inch in hour At Gallipolis it was station iry Colder weather aud high winds vill combine to check a rise LATEU River stationary yet not likely to ei ceed 53 feet There will be no interfer ence with railroad trains The Markets TOLEDO Jan CiflCAQOWheat Corn Oats1 90 New Corn 25 Oato 22 Hogs active higher Cattle firm higher Beeves Appointment Notice Appointment Notice Notice is tho   

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