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Logansport Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - November 10, 1883, Logansport, Indiana
Journal Imi Voli. 35.Logansport, Indiana saturday november 10. 1�83.�?12 pages. No. 48.to subscribers. We Vonald eau the attention of subscribe to the Date non the Little yellow slip stamped non their papers. This Date in die Atee the time to which they Are entitled to Zee Eive the journal or the time to which they Hare paid for the same. We Are now publishing the largest and Best family and county paper in Northern Indiana and it is 1.50 of any Man s Money Well spent when invested in the weekly journal for one year. Notwithstanding the increased outlay the enlargement of the journal from a ten Page to a twelve Page paper entails upon us we Are determined to give our readers one which both As a family and county paper will be indispensable to them. And the subscription Price will be maintained at the same Price As heretofore for single subscriptions. To any person wishing the weekly journal for one year we will Send it from this Date until january 1885, for $1.50, giving them the advantage of the closing months of this year. Renew your at once or you May find yourself without the journal. Send Money by p. registered letter. W. D. Pratt publisher of journal the report of or. Evans the commissioner of internal Revenue for the last fiscal year has been sent to the Secre Taro the Treasury. The total receipts for the twelve months ending june 30 will Sibly be discouraging to Many who roped that the abolishment of certain taxes would bring Down the country s internal Revenue immediately and decidedly. The income is Only two millions less than for the preceding year. This is owing to the increased Revenue from distilled spirits. For the first three months of the current year the internal Revenue has been reduced nearly eight millions compared with the amount received in the corresponding period of 1882. That is More encouraging or. Evans Points out that the reforms introduced in the service Euch As the consolidation of the districts have worked admirably. While the officials Are this shown to be pleased with the result of recent changes it May be remarked also that the people have been enormously relieved by the removal of Many Petty exaction and annoyances. A the result of the election on tuesday cannot fail to reinvigorate the Republican party and it must have a dampening effect on the democrats. The result in Ohio was not Only a Surprise to the major portion of the republicans who confidently expected the election of Foraker but it also proved an agreeable Surprise the democrats. The element that entered into the Campaign in Ohio and that largely in fact wholly contrib tei to the defeat of republicans figured Only to a slight extent in the elections of Taei iday. In Massachusetts the bitter fight was against Butler and his clan and his defeat is an evidence that the people Are satisfied with but a temporary use of Power by the democrats. One single year of demo Opatic Rule in Massachusetts proved enough and hence that party must again take the Back seat. In most of the other states Gratifying gains were made. Carr Republican candidate for Secretary of state in new York is elected by 16,000. The Legislatures of new York and Pennsylvania Are Republican the latter state going Republican by 20,000 majority. Homo the cases decided recently in the United states supreme court Are two of More than passing interest. One decision is to the effect that Congress has Power to regulate All salaries Over which it has any control by Means of appropriation Bills and without specific legislation. This interests directly All Federal officers except the president and the supreme court judges. The other decision is against no less a personage than the president of the United states but it relates to acts performed when he was collector of the port of new York. He made a mistake it seems. In assuming in 1875, that unwashed Wool was Worth As much As washed Wool. The decision of course does not affect or. Arthur personally either As president or collector. The United states pay All the Bills of their servants under such circumstances. The account of the riot at Danville ya., Given by the Richmond dispatch shows that the Whites began the quarrelling. Of course the negroes should have submitted to any indignity and then there would have been no trouble. But being men and having spirit they resented indignities in some instances they went even further and did a Little quarrelling. This was shocking of course. Only Whites have the right to quarrel in Virginia and the Eig is Enoe of a quarrelsome negro in Danville is a Good reason Why every White in the state should vote the Bourbon ticket and Why there should be a loud outcry for a War of Nimes from the Potomac to the Carolina Border. European correspondence. Naples Poat Pei and Vesuvius it was on a Fine afternoon that we left Rome and the yellow tiber of the a Niad and began our journey towards Naples with its Orange Groves its Niino cd cities its burning mountains and its Lovely Bay. The Way Lay first Over the roman Campagna once a Thrifty and densely populated Region but now a Barren Plain rendered uninhabitable by malaria. Here and there we could distinguish the craters of extinct volcanoes now filled with water and lava Peperino and red volcanic Tufa were seen everywhere. Away off to the left were the Alban mountains with an occasional picturesque Little town perched upon the Summit of a lofty Hill and surrounded with Walls for Protection. A person gets the idea in this land that to live in an isolated habitation in the country would expose one to danger of robbery and even worse. And perhaps it would for the traveler never sees a Village it matters not How Small it May be Bat that it is located on an Elevation and is surrounded by a Wall with Gates that Are always closed after dark. We reached Naples late at night and just before retiring i happened to look out of the window and there away in the distance was Vesuvius towering aloft owned with a vast column of smoke with an occasional red flame leaping from its Summit. This strange sight seemed to have some unaccountable fascination for us and several times during the night though tired with travelling we found ourselves at the window looking at the pillar of smoke that is always there and at the lurid flame that never Dies. Naples is a Large City having a population of 450,000, of whom 50,000 Are homeless during the night and Are contented to live upon the few pennies they May be Able to obtain by begging during the Day. The people Are a much Darker complexioned race than the romans or the italians of Northern Italy. They Are likewise More effeminate More Crafty and deceitful. On Many of the principal streets of Naples great crowds May be encountered As in London but the Rush is not in the Pursuit of Active business As it is there but rather that of persons whose whole time is on their hands and who care Little How idly they May spend it. Naples is Blest with a Superb situation the Mildest of climates and Beautiful environs. The oldest portion of the City is uninteresting having tortuous dirty for a smelling streets and is the abode chiefly of the beggars who by the Way Are masters of the Art. The newer portions of the town built upon a rising plateau Are very Fine and the drives through them Are delightful especially Are the Orange Groves Here to be met with a source of pleasure to the Dweller in a colder clime and he views with interest the Lucions fruit As it changes from Green to Golden yellow. We were anxious to see Pompeii and so on a Fine morning alter a slight rain had Laid the dust which is usually such an annoyance to the wayfarer in Naples we took a two horse Carriage for the ride which is about twelve or fourteen. May Lay through some of the oldest parts of the City and afforded an excellent Opportunity for seeing and becoming acquainted with beggars and their profession. It has always been a pleasure of me to give towards the Relief of the poor and i thought on this morning As i provided myself with a Supply of Small Coin How shall i be Able to distinguish Between the honest and the deceiver the liberality of americans has become proverbial amongst this class of people and they Are always very expert at discovering them and addressing to them their most plaintive appeals. We had not proceeded far into the old town before we were surrounded by a swarm of anxious men and women. They called us heaven s anointed Quot sent by an All we Providence especially to them. They extolled our equipage our Good looks and our country. One individual ventured the expression As i happened to raise my hat that the top of my head reminded him so much of the dear departed Cicero from whom he was descended in a direct line. The resemblance Drew tears from his eyes and he almost completely lost his composure i came to his Relief. This i thought cannot be a Case of Gross deception and i handed him ten centimes equal to one cent of our Money but a great sum in this land. The grandeur of his Bow denoted his patrician descent. I Felt Happy. Had i not performed an act of Benevolence a i mentally placed my hat on one Side of my head and wished for another ciceronian when by Chance i caught mrs. A s Eye. She said nothing but it set me to thinking. Our Carriage dashed on Over the Stone pavement until we were again stopped by another pleading crowd. One Young Man especially forced himself upon our attention. He was tall and muscular his eyes were Black his hair was dishevelled and his dark Swarthy skin showed the want of soap but he was terribly in Earnest. His great great grandmother he said Lay sick of a fever she was his Only support and if she should die then nothing but death from starvation would be left for him. Would we not give him the Means of restoring her to that sphere of useful Ness which he was so feebly endeavouring to supplement. He declared that her resemblance to Cleopatra at one time was so great that a relationship Between them had been seriously talked about also now in her declining years he said the Only Point of similarity was the voice but it was Sweet and to hear it was to give and Young Man s face that caused me to doubt his truthfulness but then what of his great great grandmother. Must she be left to suffer because her great great grand son had a bad face no it must not Bew sol gave him five centimes. His gratitude was great and his Bow was As profound As that of the gentleman before him. This time i made no Effort to catch the Eye of mrs. T. As we were passing an ancient Triump i Arch upon which the sculptured likeness of Augustus and Titus and Vespasian were still in fair preservation a fresh Onset of beggars met us. They were led by an old woman whose Case was too apparent to admit of description. A huge cancer had removed her nose and one of her eyes so that her face presented a cavity horrible to behold. We were satisfied and the centimes were promptly forthcoming. A howl from the rest who were disappointed was All we heard As we dashed swiftly away thoroughly disgusted with As miserable As Thrift less a race As dwells anywhere on the face of the Earth. As we approached Pompeii great lava Beds began to show themselves by the Roadside and dark gloomy Vesuvius appeared nearer and nearer looming upward until its Peak touched the very Clouds. I could now begin to understand How this great giant was Able to overwhelm the quiet unsuspecting Little City of Pompeii so Many Hundred years ago. There it still stands away to left in its sullen grandeur ready at any moment to repeat its work of destruction. While i was looking at it from this Point of the Plain below suddenly an unusual volume of dense smoke vaulted upward and a Little later the Eye could distinguish the red flames winding like serpents through the smoke then came a Low muttering and the dark shadows gathered on the Mountain sides and the hot winds came hurrying Down upon the spot where we stood. So threatening did it look that i said to the Driver Quot let us hurry to Pompeii and get away from under this angry Mountain. Pompeii was originally a greek commercial City and flourished b. C. 400 years. It was afterwards Sudj gated by the romans and in the time of augustas possessed a population of 25,000. In a. D. 79 it was buried under thirty feet of ashes and thousands of its citizens at that time lost their lives. Seventeen centuries passed away and still the buried City slept beneath its ashes but of late years a Large part of the town has been again Laid Bare to the Light of Day so that we Are now enabled Tolono Kupon whole a treets As it were when the Days of visitation came and can see How the people lived and spent their time some in the Pursuit of business of Art of pleasure. Of course the City As it is seen to Day is not an assemblage of perfect houses. A the roof and upper Story of each building were crushed in by the immense weight of the Deposit that settled upon the town and this crushed portion was removed with the rest of the debris at the time the exc ovation was made so that he who now makes a promenade of the streets of Pompeii merely sees the first and second and in a few instances the third Story of the dwellings As they then stood. Yet what is left is in an excellent state of preservation and i can conceive of no visit that can be of greater interest or More full of instruction that a Short sojourn in this buried City of the past. It was surrounded by a Stone Wall fifty feet High and Twenty feet thick and As we entered through one of the massive gateways of this Wall we emerged at once upon the Broad Street known As the Street of the abundance. It was once filled with shops of great variety and it is easy designate them at this Day. I remember the room of a wine merchant and along Side of it a hardware store with All the paraphernalia necessary for each still in place As it was on the Day when the ashes fell. The poor hardware merchant was caught writing at his desk and the cast now made of his body shows him with the pen still in his hand and his distorted features declare his agony As the unannounced death came upon him. The grooves or ruts worn by the Chariot wheels Are still plainly to be sep on the Stone pavements of the streets and Here and there one can see where they had been repaired by placing old stones with new. We turned into a Fine Side Street and passed in rapid succession shops,,honbe8 and Street notices All distinct and Well preserved. A grocery store was of much interest to us and the vegetables seeds and grains Are still to be seen that it contained eighteen Hundred years ago. The wheat was turned quite Black and so was the Barley but then it was As much wheat and Barley As Yoa see now a Days. There was a cabbage head that the lady would have sold next Day probably if she had been spared but both lady and cabbage head Are now on exhibition in the museum both Rar visors of a common Fate. In passing by a Foumtain on the Street Comer we came to a place where Young ladies were taught vocal music. The seats where they sat Are still there and the paintings on the Walls show How they were made to stand in order to give full scope to the expansion of the Chest. Not far away was a doctor s office and i can vouch for the fact that he was no quack. His tooth forceps were it is True somewhat Clumsy but then if they did cause on this account a Little extra pain on the other hand they never failed to draw the tooth. His obstetric forceps were almost identical with those now in use and so was his Silver Catheter. He ground his drugs in a Large mortar and gave a Pill Large enough to frighten a Homeopath to death. Nextdoor was a Baker s shop and i took a loaf of the bread that he baked in his last Batch in my hand. It is now quite Black. A Large number of these loaves Are on exhibition. The oven for baking is similar to that in use at the present time. The Baker s dog was found in this room and in its last struggle it had Laid Over on its Back and died. A somewhat narrow Street Over which stood a triumphal Arch led us to the forum a Fine open space where on Public occasions the people used to assemble and through this place we walked to the Temple of Jupiter. The god is still in his place and the Square Block of Stone upon which the sacrifices were offered yet stands before the altar. We then returned to the Street of the abundance and visited the House of the wild boar a great Many patrician families lived at Pompeii and their houses were All built on a handsome scale. As a Rule they resembled one another in their internal arrangement which was usually after the following plan a single step led in through a Broad doorway to a Vestibule and on either Side of this to the right or to the left was a reception room. These rooms both led into an open court within the House in which a Fountain usually played and where Flowers flourished around this open court was a colonnade into which opened All the rooms of the House. A very important apartment was the dining Oom whose Walls were usually More elaborately decorated with paintings and sculpture than was noticeable in other Chambers. The bed room and the Bath room were always adjoining and the scrupulous care Given to the construction of the totes showed How important the Baiei in looked non this instil Ntim. Some of the Small Pirn Ings on the Walls were exquisitely done so much so that it has been difficult to accurately copy them. They usually represented the figures of men on beasts. Hunting scenes were also a favourable theme and some of them Are finely preserved even to this Day. Cicero the roman philosopher owned a House of the description i have just Given Fand As we entered the doorway in a Niche on the right hand Side still stood the Little household god to which this great Man so often bowed himself Down and prayed. On the mosaic floor was written the word Welcome. The guide took us to the place in an upper room where he wrote a Large portion of his works especially those parts that have come Down to us. His writing table consisted of a heavy Marble slab supported by two Lions. The Chain had gone Ages ago for it had been of Wood. On the table were Many scratches and Marks and to one Side was plainly written probably by his own hand the word Cicero. I leaned Over this table and thought of his two great works that in this Day Render his r Ane famous. The first Quot de Senec tute Quot i bad worked at for Many a hard hour when a boy with dictionary in hand to Aid me in unravelling his hard sentences. The second de Amicitia Quot proved an easier and a pleasanter task. In those Days when i looked upon his every utterance As an epitome of Wisdom i Little fancied i might yet be spared to see the very table non which they were written. The floors of Cicero s House were paved with a rough species of mosaic. Indeed this is the Case with All the Homes of the Rich in this place. We know that All of Cicero s time was not spent in Pompeii. Indeed we know that most of his time during his Public life was spent at Rome but this Retreat in Pompeii was his Winter Home and also one of his favorite places for retirement when he required rest. The master has Long ago gone to his rest and his House now that it has been exposed to the air will in process of time follow him. The morning was Bright and the air Fine and Clear when we took Carriage and drove out of Naples to make the ascent of mount Vesuvius. The ride consumed fully three hours As the Way was Long and the Grade Steep. Before reaching the base of the Mountain proper we came to immense lava Beds. Some of them under the influence of the atmosphere Are beginning to Mmble and to form a species of soil up. On which vegetation rapidly Springs up. What an Ocean of fiery molten matter these lava streams must have been when they first poured fourth and swept Down non the Plain. Some of them Are fully a mile wide and in places a thousand feet deep the primitive shape of Waves is still distinguishable non their surface. As the melted mass cooled these wave forms still preserved their shape so that now each Stream of lava has a sea tossed appearance. As the Carriage crept up the Moun Tain Side the View Over the surrounding country and the Bay of Naples became grander and More Sublime until it finally became absolutely enchanting. High above us in the air loomed the Volcano Peak and the Black smoke swept southwards in vast whirling Clouds throwing the Mountain Side into deep Shade. Finally we reach what is called the station almost three thousand feet above the Plain and there got aboard a car belonging to the railway which pulled us up a very Steep Grade fully two thousand feet higher. The car is forced up by Means of an Iron Cable worked by an engine at the station. The ascent Here is almost vertical and it is with a feeling of alarm that one looks Down beneath him. It is now possible to look almost a Hundred Miles Over the Blue surface of the Mediterranean sea. It was now quite cold so much so that an overcoat would have been comfortable. After Landing from the car it was still necessary to climb about five Hundred feet higher in order to reach what is called the old Crater. There was some Little labor in doing this As the Loose lava ashes permitted the feet to sink two of three inches. One annoyance that we have met with was a multitude of persons who now Vocio Matingly offered their service towards assisting us up the incline. To such an extent do they sometimes push their import unities that a temp it or one Iota less than that of an Angel would fail to Bear with them. Finally we reached the old Crater or rather what several years ago was a Crater but which is now filled with hardened lava intersected in every direction with huge cracks through which dense smoke issues. Our footing Here was unsteady and the heat soon made itself Manifest through our shoes. Cross ing this surface quickly we were led near to the new Crater but on account of a Ridge of fresh lava circling the opening give freely. There was something in this we were unable to see into it. Still the volcanic action of the Mountain As witnessed from this spot was Awe inspiring and terrible. We could feel that a hidden Power incalculable in its strength was at work under us. The smoking surface trembled and once with an explosive ont burst a huge piece of half melted lava. Below. The lava seemed to Rise and fab or rather to assume a higher then a lower level. At one time the smoke by Home of secure Power was hurled away and our dazzled eyes looked upon a surface Bright and Luminous like that of the Sun. Once again the Motten mass came surging upwards and before it began to recede i waa fearful it would escape at the Mouth of the Crater and overwhelm us. The hissing and rumbling and detonations that a heard denoted the activity of the maa below. This increased and before we were aware of it a huge flame was vaulting no out of the Mouth of the Crater hundreds of feet High and with it were masses of of enormous bulk which soon began fall ing in the neighbourhood and rendered it dangerous to remain longer there so a hurried away just in time to escape being enveloped in the smoke which settled Down upon the place which we had occupied. After leaving the Summit of the Cone the air again became cold and the wind whistled around the Mountain with All the dreariness of a december Day. We made a pleasant excursion from Naples to the Grotto i Posilippo near which place was Virgil s Tomb. The spot where his residence stood is pointed out indeed there is a building still standing which guides sometimes assert was the House of Virgil at any rate it was in to a locality that he wrote his georgics and Hia Eclogues. Not far from this place on the Little Island of Isidia is an old ruin which Marks the spot where Cicero visited Brutus after he had killed Ca Sar. Still further along the Road about eight or ten Miles from Naples we come to Rozzuti this was at first a greek Colony but waa afterwards conquered by the romans. It was Here that St. Paul landed on his Way to Rome and sojourned seven Days this find in the acts of the apostles. They Point out the place where the apostle landed and it must have been the spot on account of the formation of the coast at this place. A Stone reef runs out into the Little Bay fully seventy feet and it was along this that he walked to reach the Shore. It is pleasant to sit Here and watch this Rock and think of him who walked Over it so Long ago. I must say one word about ischia before i close this letter. It was very sad to see the distraction the earthquake has wrought in this pretty Little City they Are still finding bodies that have been buried in the ruins and the air is filled with the odor of the Chloride of Lime. Were Tam several tons in weight was hurled a Hundred Rome to Day. We. By in the air and enter. Fat tember 24.198s. Within fifty Steps of a. When it had Coc a a 1.� r sufficiently our guide secured a piece for us which i shall bring to Logansport. The fumes of sulpher were at times unpleasantly Strong. It was with great interest that we searched Here for Beautiful coloured pieces of lava Many of which were found. They Are thrown up out of the cracks of the old Crater and obtain their color after Cooling. It seemed to be the extreme of Folly to be this running Over the top of this concealed fiery Furnace. It was like bearding the lion in his Den and the old Man of the Mountain seemed to realize it for on three or four occasions he gave a terrific volume to the volcanic forces and the Earth trembled and the sky was darkened with Black smoke. On the payment of an extra fee to the guide he conducted myself and two other gentlemen of our party around to the other Side of the Cone where at last we were enabled to get a View Down into the Crater. This undertaking was accompanied with some danger partly from falling particles of lava partly from the suffocating fumes arising from the Depths of the Mountain and More especially from a liability of the path itself upon which we were standing to sink Down into the Crater. The guide said we could risk it As the present Way had stood intact for fully ten Days and being somewhat of a fatalist myself i said Quot if i was bom to be baked in Vesuvius then i would not be drowned in the Atlantic or die from an excess of patronage in i must confess to a feeling of uneasiness As we hurried around the base of the great Cone. A the winds fortunately drove the Vapours and the smoke away from us so the View for the moment was a obscured. We now were sensible of a constant tumultuous action beneath of feet. Once i thought the surface was about to crack open and Swallow us up. The heat around sensibly increased and there were evidences of fresh lava having fallen All about quite recently. Large quantities of crystallized Sulphur impeded us and once or twice the hot Sulphur fumes came near choking us. The guide who was on ahead beckoned us to follow him in haste and almost out of breath we Drew up before a spectacle such As probably none of us will Ever behold again a except perhaps granting the fire and Brimstone theory to be the Correct one some one of us in the future might be destined to that end. In front of us was an immense pit a mile deep with Steep Walls on every Side. It it s filed with smoke which was tinted the most Beautiful pinkish flame color fires i have Iwen a Raf Furwa Loav ties a Ift Kedmy Troat pm Ca Siag Serure Patos in air Baak and a ids and trom the recommend Atlois of he chief of Firo department or. Ira Wood formerly of syriac new who bad used Hunt a remedy with wonderful Success i commenced Wing it anti found steady Relief in a Short time and it has con Petely cured me of the pains in the Back. I have recommended it to other a in the department that have be it it with Jar sat sue Cesa and i do not heritage to Recomb ii Ltd it to any one doubled with kidney liver or Bialt ii to troubles. B. Kikuno sap t fire alarm Syracuse x. V., june 13,1883. Riu emes s tro Culb. I have been tron but j a Ion time with Mitera Paisi in the Back. Raving heard Hont s remedy recommended let very highly for troubles of the kidney and urinary Orkins by Ira Wood sex chief of the fire it ii it Arment of Syracuse he having been cured of a severe Case of kidney la ease Latty by the us of him iii Braiedy i purchased a bottle and used it and have not been troubled any since and i know of Many of hem Here in Syracuse that have a i it and recommend it As a great Media for the kit Leys an Ltd 1 do not hesitate to aay that it is a remarkable Medicine Jacob wont of member of Syracuse fire department Syracuse s. Y., june 11, he a. N. Cos Tel and u. R. For a Long time i have been troubled with a weakness of kidney a and bladder and have bees growing won so i readily that i waa obliged to give no my place at the station As the heavy work want too much of Strain on my kidneys. I have been treated by the doctors and have never had Only a temporary Relief and have used Many other m Hiliu Ines and obtained no Benefit troib them until some time ago one of our druggists Here is Syracuse persuaded me to try Hunt s remedy As Many had i it with great Succena in the care of kidney liver and bladder troubles. I can fenced using it and found that it helped me and have used a Small bottle and it has done me Mare Good than All the other treatments i received. P. B. Paum late baggage master n. C. It h. K. R. B. Syracuse x. N june 11,1883. Terrible disaster. Madison wis., nov. 8.�?at Irlo p. M., with a tremendous Roar the Iron roof and a portion of the Wall of the state capital building fell in. Forty men were in the building and it is estimated that Twenty were killed. Two or three were brought out alive. The massive Iron columns were crushed like Glass. Amon $ the casual Tiea Are the following Barney Higgins and William Edgar of Madison killed instantly William Jones Boss Mason of Milwaukee Skull fractured James i it Owell Mason of Madison legs broken a Rhodes of Sheboygan badly injured James Kelly of Madison leg broken and badly injured Miles Maxwell of Janesville injured in headed bams and Miks ski Waik of mad Iron badly injured Arthur Lynch of Chicago badly injured. Keeping a diary is not what it is cracked up to be. Thirty Days of accuracy is about the limit of the endurance but or. Ball s Coagh syrup has never yet disappointed any one who has used it secure a bottle for that awful cold
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