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Logansport Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - September 15, 1883, Logansport, Indiana The weekly journal. Vol. 35.Logansport, Indiana saturday september 15, i883.12 pages. No. 40. The Charleston news is fearful that the election Randall to the speaker ship Quot would convince so Many democrats that there is no life help in the party that there would be Apt to be a terrible Luke warmness at the next the news mis apprehends the situation. No position the party May take the Tariff nor any Choice it May make for speaker can produce Quot lukewarm Ness Quot but if the notion gets abroad that it favors senator Pendleton a civil service Reform and competitive examinations there will be not merely Quot lukewarm Ness Quot but positive coldness. The Republican press is giving Little it Tention to the personality the party s next candidate for the presidency. By general consent that question has been remitted to the future. There Are however some qualifications necessary in the Man who Heads the next National Republican ticket which Are obvious to All observers. The Philadelphia press mentions four them As follows he must be the free and real Choice the party he must not be identified with any offensive machine he must be in sympathy with the Reform tendencies the party and he must be Able to inspire Confidence among the conservative business classes and among the Independent voters. The Man who can fill this Bill will probably get the nomination and no others need apply. There is a religious Miner out in Arizona who though industrious was uniformly unlucky. He was Reading his Bible one Day not Long ago while sitting the Edge a precipice. Dropping asleep the Bible fell Down to the Bottom the precipice. When he climbed Down to it he saw that it was lying open and that a bit Quartz was lying directly Over the verse Quot ask and it shall be Given you seek and be shall taking this As a divine intimation he began seeking very diligently and soon found a ledge which was very Rich in Gold. He is now unable to decide whether it was Quot a Adico the Bible a cig Tel Sleepover it that brought him his Good Fortune but the whole is inclined to think that hereafter he will be Able to get along with less Bible. European correspondence. My. Swinton s proposition that the government shall take charge not Only rail roads Telegraph savings Banks and other Little things that sort but also Coal Gold Iron and other mines and All Oil Wells seems to hav surprised the Senate committee. Senator Call remarked that the general government would have no Power to do this under the right eminent Domain As . Swinton picturesquely suggested. Such property was outside j the jurisdiction Congress. It is at least a sign Progress that one member the committee has discovered that there is something Congress has not jurisdiction the committee has heretofore appeared to be under the impression that Congress had jurisdiction All things in i the heavens above and the Earth beneath. It is investigating subjects Ltd .11 kinds with which it has no possible concern and j upon which Congreve is no More Likely to legislate than it is to pass an act pre crib ing that there shall be no More Earth quakes in Java without thirty Day s notice. It is a subject for melancholy reflection too that All the rubbish the committee is laboriously collecting must be printed at government expense. The following from the editorial our Indianapolis namesake is respect ally commended to the attention mayor l Stelle who says that a policeman can a rest Only a warrant issued the a fid Avit 3f a respectable citizen a Jeneral police Tok Iio o., Haiet by face ainu in to Ball i layic4 sunday within the City ?."�? current item general Steedman is not the Rcw chief police Toledo. He has been the chief for some time and has honoured the office. He has very different ideas his duty from those entertained by the chief police Indianapolis though both have been soldiers and both democrats. General Steedman was chief police when the Smith sunday closing Law was passed and saturday he was wailed upon by a delegation the Toledo Saloon keepers who blandly informed him that they had determined to disregard the Law the next Day and had called simply to let him know so that he might not trouble himself with a futile Effort to enforce it. The general listened to his visitors patiently and Wien they were through briefly remarked that the Law said the saloons should close sunday he had nothing to do but so see that the Law was enforced and by the eternal words to t lat effect but somewhat More common it would be enforced and every Mother s son them would be in jail before the next night if they disobeyed it if it took every militiaman in the state Ohio to do it. It is scarcely necessary to say that no Toledo saloons were opened the next Day. That is the kind a chief police general Stedman is. But that is just the kind a Man mayor Lasselle is not he Haa More executive authority than the chief police Toledo but he refuses to use it. The great drawback to enjoying a trip the continent is ignorance the language. Especially so when among a people so sociable As the French. It is a strange sensation this having everybody talking with All their might and not understanding a word. You Are As helpless As a child. Indeed it is difficult at a cafe to get what you want to eat. We carry a Small French dictionary and by its Aid Blunder along. The sights Paris Are innumerable. It is especially Rich in Art galleries museums and educational advantages. In fact Paris is France and France is Paris. There Are two distinct cities Here old Paris and new Paris. Old Paris is like London a mass confused streets All very narrow. The Side walks Are not Over ten feet wide. I judge that this is the Case with about one fourth the City. Old Paris is however penetrated with the Boulevard system. The object these boulevards was Napoleonic Viz to put a Stop to revolutions and riots. Nothing was easier in the old City than to make a barricade in these narrow streets out the heavy paving stones with an Aba Lis carts and then to occupy the tall Stone houses each Side and convert them into forts. Indeed in a single night a Well organized mob could place the City at its mercy. These streets were so crooked that Cannon were no great use. Napoleon iii. Had All this in View when he pierced these streets with boulevards 200 feet wide and so arranged them that under the Guize beautifying the City with Arches and fountains he established strategic Points where a Light Battery would command Miles territory. Ala for All human plans. Napoleon most miserably failed just when he had completed every thing for his Security in his old age and his son s succession. I think his memory Here is universally exec rated. He was a thief stole the Crown and Tsien stole his country property and Honor and left her to suffer unparalleled humiliation. One thing that painfully impresses an american Here is the total Lack churches in new Paris. In the reconstruction the City it is Safe to say no new churches were built. In new Paris you May go Miles and never see one. Of course in old Paris there Are Many Beautiful ones but the theatre the Library and the lecture room have superseded them in at least two thirds the City. Here is food for thought. On one hand it May be asserted that this is one reason Why Paris is the Mother revolutions Why during the last Century there have been a dozen different governments and the streets have no with blood the other it May be truthfully stated that the re is better social order Here and the police have less to do that the people Are better fed housed and clothed and the social arts Are better developed Tolian in any other City its size in the world. If the French people have Little no religion they have certainly succeeded in making this French world a most delightful enjoyable one for the temporal affairs life. This however is the old question that we used to discuss a it Quarter a Century ago when buckles history civilization was first published. The French people have utilized and made palatable a great number vegetables that we americans never dreamed As articles food. They make a delicious dish chickory tops and artichokes mushrooms bulbs and i think almost everything except Hay and Lii sales Are converted by their unrivalled skill As Cooks into Savory articles diet. Let me recapitulate briefly Sonie tie tilings we have seen during our Little ten Days Stop in this modern Paradise and our journey through France to Geneva. Chuck has. We visited notre Dame. St. Sul plier St. Chapelle St. Etione Etc., Etc. I far prefer these Cathedral churches France to the cathedrals and churches England which Are Only catholicism and water. I find in these churches a Complete Transfer from the roaring world around us to the perfect Calm Devotion All that Quot dim religious Light Quot glorious architecture and painting can produce Awe and reverence. Here one is instantly transferred from the present protestant age to Media Val catholicism the Chapel in each these great churches is devoted to prayers for souls in Purgatory. At various Points Are Hung printed i placards announcing that the Pope has granted an indulgence Days to All those who will repeat ave Marias Pater posters in this Church. The ruling principle in these churches is authority. They say at All Points Quot a revelation has been made. It is not for Man to question it its authority a protestant Church the contrary represents the principles investigation. Quot a revelation has been made but it gives Man Liberty to investigate it Settle its terms and limits and to try the at least this is its tendency however much it May oppose the extremes to which that tendency is carried. Mu8ecms and ally Cir a. Some rather All these Are wonder Ful. In the Cluny we have the Middle Ages. In the museum the hotel Des invalids we have War in All its phases. In the Luxemburg and louvre Art and some sections Industry and so to the end the chapter. The Ordinary tourist however Only sees the surface these treasures which embrace everything and omit nothing. For example in the War museum we have every invention and variation in fire arms that has been worked by human ingenuity since Gunpowder was invented. I must Tell a funny Little incident that occurred Here. Among the curiosities Are life like figures every Soldier that Ever carried arms from the greek Warrior Down to the French suave exactly and fully armed and equipped. Among these were several North american indians in full feathers and War paint presented by some gentleman from Chicago. A Little German lady our party who can just speak a trifle English stopped us and pointed to the Quot big injun Quot with Quot Vonda if Dot is the Vay Dey Drees in Chicago i Quot Public Buie a jigs. These Are simply magnificent. They cover acres and i almost had said Square Miles. One wearied them because their vastness and splendor. Palace follows Palace. Hall follows Hall. Arches columns and statues in endless variety until you go away because you can t grasp them. Even Honey delicious As it May be in broken doses tires As a steady diet and so we gladly turn from these Gigantic cities London and Paris to the Alps and the works nature. And yet we leave Paris with pretty much the same feeling that Adam and eve left Paradise. It is no wonder that the French so Seldom leave Quot la Belle France Quot and never Are known to leave Paris except for business purposes. I would rather starve in Paris than be Rich in any other City that i have yet seen. Expenses and comforts. The Cost living in France is much less than in England. It is practicable to live even in Paris at no great Advance upon Logansport. The houses Are mostly built into Flats. The lower stories Are generally occupied with stores and some kinds business. About the third Story the. Tenement part begins. Each Flat has in it a Kitchen Range servant s room two bed rooms and a sitting room. If i were to stay Here any length time i should keep House. Good Board May be had at All prices from ill to i Loil per Day. Clothing and everything manufactured Here is dirt cheap. Kace. The smaller the place one lives in the narrower he becomes. We americans Are for the most part big enough to talk in England because a common language. The most us have something an idea Germany because our constant association at Home with germans. Few us have any adequate idea France Italy much less Spain and absolutely none the vast russian Empire to say nothing the smaller dominions Austria and Turkey. In Eracli these Are Gre it nations with languages literature Laws and institutions their own that were centuries old before the United states had any existence. In All the qualities that strike the Eye the French Are every Way Superior to the English they seem to fail in government More than in anything else. So far As i can judge the present Republic is torn with factions. How Long it will last is a very open question. French Genius is misunderstood by the Anglo Saxon race. Because his blood is so much hotter than ours because he is so demonstrative while we Are so reserved we chill Liim mercural and ooh Pooh at his accomplishments. The Only Way to do is come and see and you will be satisfied that the Sun does not Rise and set in England the United states. Kui Ial France. We Piave Rode Over 6< 0 Mies French territory and formed something an idea country life Here. It has not reached that perfection that it has in England. To Start the soil it is not As Good and the weather is too dry. In England owing to the Gulf Stream there is perpetual moisture that makes it the most Beautiful country in the world. Besides English Rural taste excels that France. The soil Here is All Cut up in Little farms Many them not Over two three acres in extent As each Man cultivates his own Hook. France is like a checker Hoard. There Are no farms to Speik . It it ii sees a Field wheat then a flock sheep alien a Field Oats a farm Yard then some cattle grazing Etc. The sheep and cattle Are watched by dogs who keep them off the Grain and confine them to their proper pastures a the Farmers seem to live in villages. We see few farm houses. They go out in the morning from the Little Vil age to their Fields stay All Day and return at night. South Dijon almost two Hundred Miles from Paris we struck one Field Corn in All its glory. There Are no Large Fields anything Here except the vineyards. Yet these Little ribbons for i can Call them nothing else our american rom looked As Fine As any Field we see in Indiana. I judge that the ears Are almost at that stage that we use them for roasting boiling which considering the Date gust 10would be More advanced than in Cass county. About 100 Miles from Dijon we first crossed the historic River Rhine and came in sight the Jura mountains. There is a great Plain Here As smooth and As level As a Prairie. The skies Are lighter and bluer than anything i have seen yet All reminding us that we Are nearing Italy. The increased purity the air tells us that the Alps Are not far off. There is Little no Wood in France. In the North the plane tree the Sycamore and Chestnut seem to take the Lead while in the South the Lombardy Poplar is the favorite. Nkench Inonu it. The Yankees boast their ingenuity. The French can beat them to death. One the most ingenious things i Ever saw is the coach mans Buss Driver s horns which Are worked by the foot. A Frenchman wants his breath to talk with and so he economies his time by doing his tooting with a treadle just As we do our sewing bicycling. Another ingenious wonder is the tricycle. We meet everywhere after dark a couple Little lamps coming towards going from us. A further examination shows a couple either the woman and son father and Mother the Young Beau and his girl out Riding in their tricycle she supplying one half the motive Power and he while whispering in her ear the old old Story love and love Lornita supplying the other half. The French tricycle exceeds anything in the Way locomotion i have yet met with. Still another invention is the French method switching a car from one track to another. Instead using the locomotive As we do there Are four men put a Little platform not Over an Inch High upon the track which platform has a double set wheels one running the length the track and the other at right angles to it and then run the car upon it this platform is run along a few feet rods to an Appa Ture in the lateral track where there is another track at right angles leading from the one set rails to the other they then by an ingenious contrivance cease to use the lateral set wheels and use that set at right angles and so shift the car from one line track to another. The whole operation takes almost three minutes and the Beauty it is a loaded car can be taken out put in a train at any Point without consuming anything like the time that our awkward american Way does. A Good Logansport Mechanic like John Obenchain would comprehend this contrivance at a glance and i should think could make a Fortune out it by improving upon and developing the idea and taking out a Patent in the United states. I mail this letter from Geneva and in sight mount Blanc. I. P. B. Geneva aug. 10, 18s3. Claim puny mount Blanc and the simple a. Editor journal a the Val Chamouni has always been celebrated for its magnificent scenery and the addition anything desc Rij Tive my part could not heighten the beauties this delightful spot in the minds my readers who have already read and know Well what its attractions Are. The ride from Geneva to Chamo Piip occupies about eight hours and would be tiresome were it not that some new and con stantly changing Panorama Fine Mountain landscape is constantly attracting the Eye and delighting the vision. The Mountain scenery around the Valley Chamouni is something Sublime. It would seem As if at some time nature in her convulsive Wrath had Here tossed i the surface the Earth in an agony fury and violence until she had finally succeeded in hurling vast mountains beyond the Clouds. What a contrast All this is to the peace and serenity this loveliest All valleys nestling in this place so High above the level the sea. It would seem that Here nature ashamed her violence had sought to make amends in the Way peace offering and had done so in the production Chamouni if so her work could not have been More perfect. And Man in the future As he has already done for centuries in the past will make pilgrimages As it were to this place to see to Admire to worship nature Here presenting herself in a combination wild grandeur Mountain and sunny peace Valley scenery. The ascent to the Mer de Glace and Mau Auvert situated �80 5 feet High the Mont Blanc Range is no easy affair and requires courage and endurance. We employed two mules and a guide whose Aid cannot be dispensed with. The name the guide was Balmat Michael. I give it because he is a most excellent guide and the name the mule your correspondent Rode was blonde a. I give his name because Blondin was a character in his Way and in some characteristics resembled his american Cousin. I shall re member Blondin As Long As hive by and by i shall t i la Yon Why. The ascent Mont Blanc differs from that the Rigi in several respects. In the Case the latter it is made by Means a steam railway which is at one More comfortable and decidedly safer than the Back a treacherous mule. The Green Woods and the Lake and Lucerne sink quietly and Delight ally beneath you in the one Case until you Are in the Clouds amidst the cold Winter. In the other the Valley recedes at the expense much labor much time and sometimes considerable danger. The Fine views Are often spoiled by a sudden lurch kick the mule to dislodge some voracious Fly by nervous clutch Ings at his mane whenever he manifested a desire to lie Down and Roll Over the Brink some yawning precipice Quot As if choosing the easiest method getting rid both his Load and his servitude. This disposition Blondin possessed and i ascribe it More to his High spirit and his love for Freedom than to any suspicion his part that i was timid and not an expert rider upon whom he could impose. I have this much Charity for him for i know that if i were certain the latter belief Blondin would be Ere this converted into sausage meat for his treachery and deceit. At the height three thousand feet we stopped a while to gather some wild Mountain Flowers. It had been a hard and fatiguing climb and we were All glad a Little rest. Then we went and up again until at five thousand feet a most rapture some View Chamouni and the Mer de Glace and the Distant Snow Clad mountains stopped us for a while longer. We had in the mean time been joined by a considerable party and the exclamations pleasure and Delight were loud and enthusiastic. A Short time after we recommenced our ascent. I observed that Blondin for some reason was conducting himself in a nervous manner. He seemed to feel that he had climbed enough for one Day and whenever the Edge some yawning Gulf he would turn and look Down Chamouni with a homesick look As if he longed to be there it mattered not by what Road path. Then again he would Manifest a disregard for my guiding rein and show a disposition for choosing his own path which was always very close to the Edge and most dangerous. I had borne this with patience for a Long time when suddenly and without warning Blondin gave a prodigious leap and landed a Sharp Pinacle a Hill scarcely Broad enough to hold him which was separated from the beaten path by a Charm six feet in Width and two thousand feet in depth. This exploit completely took the breath out me and i was preparing myself for what might come next when Blondin deliberately began browsing upon a tuft Mountain grass at his feet. This made the Effort to keep his Back somewhat arduous. What was to be done the situation was critical. I thought the Steep descent two thousand feet under me. I thought my two Hundred pounds. I thought Logansport and the Cass county medical society. I thought the Hundred patients that were recovering during my absence and who would certainly make a permanent recovery if i should slip Over Blondin s head Down that horrible chasm. I said Quot Good . Blondin please Don t be so rash Quot but he went finishing his grass ant paid no attention to my caresses. Once to removed a Fly from behind his ear with his Hind fut and i then gave up All for lost but he recovered his footing without much did culty. My wife had gone up ahead. I thought How fortunate she was not Here to witness All this for she would have died fright. About this time my guide returned to enquire the reason my delay. I have since thought that his knowledge Blondin s eccentricities had Given him a suspicion what was taking place. At any Raie he hastily spoke a Sharp word to the mule who much to my Relief sprang Back into the beaten path and recommenced his ascent. The guide did not treat All this As a subject much moment. He merely stated that Blondin while he had these Little eccentricities was a very Strong and sure footed animal and that at any time if he again should repeat this exploit i should fear no danger always provided i did not allow myself to slip from off the mule s Back. This remark was very comforting and had great effect upon me. Once at Mou Auvert we were All allowed to rest and to enjoy the finest View that it is possible for mortal to see. The Village Chamouni looked less in size than the Palm the hand and the Stream in the Valley was like a thread Silver. After resting we i proceeded to Cross the Mer de Glace we had provided ourselves with alpe stocks and with socks to go Over the shoes but these last proved a nuisance so we removed them and carried them in our hands. The ice Here is a mile wide and two three thousand feet thick. In places there Are deep cracks worn by the water the melted Snow some them a thousand feet deep. It seemed strange to be travelling through this vast Field ice in mid summer but warm weather has no impression such a vast mass ice the melting which supplies a Large River in the Valley below. In some places Little streams water were met trickling Down Over the icy surface. It is always Well to feel How deep these May be As some Are bottomless. Occasionally deep caverns Are found arched Over with a thin coating ice and As these Are now especially met with i again fell relieved when finally we had reached the other Side. While we were crossing the ice our mules were led to another Side the ascent arrival and to reach them we had to Cross a Steep face the Mountain by a path called tie Mauvais Pas in English the dangerous path. The descent the Mountain is Here almost three thousand feet and nearly vertical. The Steps Are Hen oot the solid Rock and there is an Iron Rod to hold to with the hands. Few the hundreds who Cross this place i am sure would do so previously what was before them but you Are in the Mides it before a realization the task to be encountered comes to you and then there is nothing left but proceed. To Cross this face the Mountain not docent it for As l have already said it is almost vertical takes about half an hour. I managed to dislodge a Stone two three feet in diameter and i watched it in its fall Ana Long before it had reached the Bottom it had became invisible so great was the distance. Once Over this terrible place i found Blondin awaiting me and began the descent the Mountain. I had intended when i commenced this letter to give a description the Simpson pass but i shall have to put it off for another occasion. This Road was the Way by which the first Napoleon led his army into Italy previously to the Battle Marengo when he Defeated the austrians vast sums have been expended this Road and i think it is perfect and a wonder engineering skill. The scenery Here is wonderfully grand and when we reach the top it we Are in the midst vast Fields Snow and ice and the View i Bleak and the wind blows Rau and cold. Overcoats come into requisition and Shaw Are a Comfort. Here we come to the chief hospice where the pious monks relieve the suffering and wants those who Are lost and liable to perish along this terrible Road in Winter. It is a place full Latef est to visit in summer but must be Frig i Ful in Winter. Here we gathered some Flowers that Only grow at these altitudes that were very pretty. The journey from Here to the town Gallanza in Italy at the head Lake a most delightful ride through the most magnificent Mountain scenery. But i must not attempt a description. We find Maggiore a Beautiful Lake and shall spend a few Days Here under the soft italian sky. W. H. Bell. August 1f88. A desperate love a a. He seeks the return his ardent passion but not in the usual Way. Besides being a baggage Man the in Dia Mariolis the pan handle de. Half Fin is one the principal figure in a rather spicy sensation in which he de serves ridicule if not the attention the Public. The facts the Case As Gatier from an interview a journal reporter had with . And mrs. Miehael Wagner the Wagner Hott a. On c Uil Street Are As follows was no alvested. A Nebcour aged and Zitur for the hand their daughter i zit it who did not appreciate her Lover s love for All her love thought it was Worth. Still Edward persevered and still was repeatedly snubbed. On wednesday he drank rather freely and fungal out Winer s waiting to see Lizzie who did not re in his anxiety for a meeting. Pretty late in the evening. About clock. Vai Ner consented to see halon and they took a walk along the River. The conversation bore chiefly the matter no rtt to Hal in a wounded heart but the girl unrelenting. She had no use for his love. Drav it i in a revolver he said he v. Oxild Hoot her and end his own misery in the same Way if she did not comply with his entre ties. Still fiery enthusiasm could not melt the Young lady s heart. Then it is said he fired three shots in the air. And handing the gun to his companion re nested her to put his Light out and Tien shoot herself he could not live to be her the wife another and Conj not die easily if he thought their was any Prospect a successful Tutor looming up. The girl took the i it piece artillery and like a sensible in s Gnu. D nig it into the River turned and ii Oil to tic City where she met an ulcer unon Voie advice she sought an Esquire but wore out no complaint. Hallin left train for Indianapolis that night. This is the Plain unvarnished tale told by miss Wagner s parents and in substance it tallies with tiie inborn nation Given the policeman by the girl herself. Or. And mrs. Wagner further stated that this was not the first occasion which Halfin has trouble in their household and still farther that he threatened to shoot one their headers Frank Weaver without any provocation previous to the affair with the Fang lady. /

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