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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, September 28, 1892
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tmrnctl VOI, XYIL LOGMSPORf, iHBLMA, WEDNESDAY MOMIfG. SEPT 28. 1*92 NO, 138. -Everything that is Choice and .Beautiful SUITABLE TRIMMINGS And Outside Wraps. IN ENDLESS VARIETY. Now on Exhibition and for sale at most Moderate Prices, AT- WILER & WISE. 315 Fourth Street. BARN OR REPAIRS? See Thompson Lumber Co. They will take your Contract to complete your work at lowest prices. Sixth and High Street. THE PROGRESS. Manhattan Shirts, Tie Progress. MILLER & CHROTY, f-mrs. The Progress. The Progress. M Grover Cleveland Accepts 'the Democratic Nomination. He Writes a Letter in Which He Defines the Issues .of the Campaign as He Finds Them. PRESENTS FOR THE BOYS, Tlip Progress I liu I lUeluUOi TAILOR MADE CLOTHING. THE PROGRESS. THE PROGRESS. STRICTLY ONE PRICE. FULt.TEST OF. SHE DOCUMENT. BUZZABU'S BAY, .Mass., Sept. 27.— Following is- the test of the letter of Grover Cleveland issued in accepting' the democratic nomination for president: To Ho:r. WILLIAM L. WILSON AXD OTHZBS, COMMITTEE, ETC.—Gentlemen: In responding to your formal notification of my nomination to the presidency by the national democracy, 1 hope I may bo permitted to say at the outset that continued reflection snd observation have confirmed me ia my adherence to the opinions, which I have heretofore plainly and .publicly declared, touching the questions involved in the canvass. This is a time above all others when these questions should be considered In the light aCorded by a sober apprehension of the principles upon which our government is based and a clear understanding or the relation it bears to the people, tor whose benefit it was created. We shall thusy be supplied with a test by which the value of any proposition relating to the maintenance and administration of our government can be ascertained, and by which the justice and honesty of every political question ca.n be judged. If cloctrinos or theories are presented which do not satisfy this test loyal Americanism must pronounce them false and mischievous. *Tho Government's mission. The protection of the people in the exclusive use and enjoyment of their property and earnings concadedlv constitutes the especial purpose and .mission ot our iree government. This design is -so interwoven with the structure of- our plan of role that failure to protect the citizen in such use and enjoyment, or their unjustifiable diminution by the government itself, is a • betrayal of the people's trust.: \Vc have, however, undertaken to build a great ration upon a plan especially our own. , To maintain it and to furnish through, its agency the means for tie accomplishment of national objects the American people arc willing through, federal taxation to surrender a part of their earnings and income. His Theory of Tariff. Tariff legislation presents'! familiar form of federal taxation. Such legislation results as surely in a tax upon the daily life of our people as the tribute paid directly Into the hands of the tax-gatherer. We feel the' burden of these tariff tuxes too palpably to be persuaded by any sophistry that they do not exist or are paid by foreigners. Such taxes, representing •L diminution of the property rights of tho people, are only justifiable when laid and collected for the purpose of maintaining our government and furnishing the means for the accomplishment of Its legitimate purposes and functions. This is taxation- under the operation of a taria for revenue. It accords with the professions of American free institutions, and its justice and honesty answer the test supplied by a correct appreciation of the principles upon which these institutions rest This theory of tariff legislation manifestly enjoins strict economy ia public expenditures and their limitation to legitimate public uses, inasmuch as it exhibits as absolute cxiortion any exaction by way of taxation from the substance of tho people beyond the necessities of a careful . and proper administration of government Opposed to this theory, the dogma is now boldly presented that tariff taxation is justifiable for the express purpose and intent of thereby promoting especial interests and enterprises. Such a proposition is so clearly contrary to the spirit of our constitution and so directly encourages tho disturbance by selfishness and greed ot patriotic sentiment, that its statement would rudely shoe'.!: our people had they not already been insidiously allured from the safa landmarks of principle. Never have -honest desire for national growth, patriotic devotioa to country, and sincere regard for those who toil been so betrayed to the support of a pernicious doctrine. Many raise Pretenses. In its behalf the plea that our infant industries should be fostered did service until discredited by our stalwart growth; then followed the exigencies of a terrible war which made our people heedless of the opportunities for ulterior schemes afforded by their willing and patriotic payment of unprecedented tribute; and now, after a Jong period of peace, when our overburdened countrymen ask Tor relief and a restoration to a fuller enjoyment oJ their incomes and earnings, they are met by the claim that tariff taxation for the sake of protection is an American system, the continuance of which is necessary in order that high wages may be paid to tho workingmen and a home market be provided for our farm products. These pretenses should no longer deceive. The truth is that such a system Is directly antagonized by every sentiment of justice and fairness of which Americans are preeminently proud. It is also true that while our workingmen and 'fanners ran, the least of all our people, defend themselves against the harder home life which such tariff taxation decrees, the workingman suffering from the importation and employment, of pauper labor instigated by his professed friends, and seeking security for his interests In organized cooperation, still -waits for a division of the advantages secured to his employer under cover or a generous solicitude for his wages, while the farmer is learning that the prices of his products are fixed ia foreign markets, where lie suffers from a composition invited and built up by the system he is askeQ to support. Markets ana Morals. The struggle for unearned advantage at the doors of the government tramples on the rights of those who patiently rely upon assurances of American equality. Every governmental concession to clamorous favorites invites corruption in political affairs by encouraging expenditure of money to debauch suffrage in support of a policy directly favorable to private and selfish gain. This in the end must strangle patriotism and weaken popular confidence in the rectitude of republican institutions. Though tha subject of tariff legislation involves a question of markets, it also involves a Question of morals. We cannot with impunity permit injustice to taint the spirit of right and equity, which ia the life of our republic; aad we snail fail to reach our national destiny if greed and selfishness lead the way. Recognizing these truths, the national democracy will s&ek by the application of just and sound * principles to ecinal- ize to our people the blessiags due ihem from the government they support, .to promote among our countrymen a closer .community of interests, cemented by patriotism and national pride, and to point out a lair field, where p:w- perous and diversified American enterprises war against any Aiccntna miicicoua. >rc ue- lieve a readjustment can be accomplished in accordance v.-iih the principles we profess vrithout disaster or demolition; We believe that the advantages of freer raiv material should be accorded to our manufacturers, and we contemplate a fair and careful distribution of necessary tariff burdens i-ather than the pre-' cipitation of free trade. : Xot Dnur.ted by 3Iisrepresentatiou. We anticipate with calmness the misrepresentation of our motives and purposes, instigated by a selfishness which seeks to hold inun-. releotiag grasp its unfair advantage under present tarm laws. Wo will rely upon the. intelligence of our fellow countrymen-to reject the charge thai a party comprising a majority of our people is planning the destruction or injury of American interests; and we laiow they cannot be frightened by the specter of impossible free trade. Tho Forco Bill. The admlnistrition iind manazerncnt of our government depend upon popular will. Federal power is the instrument of that will—not iis master. Therefore the attempt' of tlie opponents of democracy to interfere with and control the suffrage of the states through federal agencies envelopes a design, which, no explanation can mitigate, to reverse the fundamental and safe relations between the people and their government. Such an attempt cannot fail to be' regarded by thoughtful men as proof of a bold determination to secure the ascendency of a discredited party In reckless disregard of a free expression of the popular wilL To resist such a scheme is an impulse of democracy. At ail times and in all places we trust the people. As against a disposition to force the way to federal power, we present lo them as our claim to their confidence and support a steady championship of their rights. Tho Moiiay Ouestiou. The people are entitled to sound "and honest money, abundantly sufficient ia volume to supply their business needs. But' whatever may be the form of the people's currency, national or state—whether gold, "'silver, or paper—it should be so regulated aud guarded by governmental action, or by wise and careful laws, that no one can be deluded as to the certainty and stability of its value.' Every doUar put into the hands of the people should be of the same intrinsic value or purchasing' power. With this condition absolutely guaranteed both gold and silver can be safely utilized upon equal terms in the adjustment of our currency. In dealing with this subject no selfish scheme should be allowed to intervene and no doubtful experiment should be attempted The wants of our people, arising from tlie deflclency or im- pcricct distribution of money circulation, ought to be fully and honestly recognized and efficiently remedied. It should, however, be constantly remembered that the inconvenience or loss that might arise from such a situation can be easier borne than the universal distress which must follow a discredited currency. Civil Service Koform. Public officials are the agents of the people. It is, therefore, their 'duty to secure for those whom they represent the best and moat efficient performance of public work. This plainly can be best accomplished by regarding ascertained fitness in the selection of government employes. These-' considerations alone are sufficient justification for an;honest adherence to the letter and spirit of civil-service reform. There are, however, other features of this plan which abundantly commend it. Through its operation worthy merit in every station and condition of Amcrican,Kfe.'iar recognized.in;.th"e: distribution of publio'cinpipv'meinywSile jts'ap^' plication teads to raise-tJus.standti'rd^orp'b'liti'caif" activity from spoils-hunting and unthinking party affiliation to the advocacy-of party prin-" ciples by reason and argument. Pensions. The American people are generous and grateful, and they have impressed these characteristics upon their government. Therefore, all patriotic and just decisions must commend liberal consideration for our worthy..veteran, soldiera and for the families of those wtio ; have died. No complaint should'. be : rma'da of the ; amount of public money/-paid j'to those actually disabled or made dependent by reason of army service. But our pension roll should be a roll of honor, uncontamiriated'by til desert and unvitiated by demagogic use. This is due to those whoso worthy names adorn the roll, and to all our people who delight to honor the brave and the true. It is also due to' those who in years to come should bo ai- lowed to hear, reverently andVlovinijly, 'the story of American patriotism and .fortitude, Illustrated by our pension roll. The preferences accorded to veteran soldiers ia public employment should be secured to them honestly and without evasion, and when capable and' worthy their claim to. tho helpful regard and gratitude of their countrymen should bo. un-' nave inus enccavorea TO state s2«r» 01 tee- things which accord with the creed and iuten tiocs of the party to which I have given my life-long allegiance My attempt has not been 10 instruct my countrymen nor my party, but to remind both that democratic doctrine lies near the principles o* our gov- err^nent and tends to promote the people's cood. I am willing to be accused of addressing my countrymen upon trite topics and in homely fashion, for I believe thatfcnpor- tant truths are found ou tho surface of thought and that they should be stated in direct and simple terms. Though much Is left unwritten, my record as a public servant leaves uo excuse for misunderstanding my belief and position on the questions which are now presented to the voters of the land tor their decision. Called for tho third time to' represent the party of my choice in a con test'for the supremacy of democratic principles, my grateful appreciation of its confidence less than ever effaces tho solemn sense of my responsibility. If the action of the convention you represent shall bo indorsed by tho suffrages of my countrymen, I will assume the duties of the great onlce for which I have been nominated, Itnow- ing full well its labors-and perplexities, and with humble reliance upon the divine Being, infinite in power to aid and constant in a watchful care over our favored nation. Yours very truly, GROVER CLEVELAND. Gray Gables, Sept. 20, lS9i FIVE CASES OF CHOLERA. The Disease Ajralu Ureitks Out on Hoard tho Steamer Boliomia at Xe«- York— Putlcnts liomovod to Sirlnburoc Iiilttud, \TIiore One Dies. NEW YOEIC, Sept. 27. — Monday night the port of New York was declared free of cholera, and Prs. Abbott, Byron and Delaud wired a, messag-e oi congratulation to Health Officer Jeakins. At 0 a. in. cholera was again reported to have broken out on board the Bohemia, and five new cases and one death have occurred. These are the first cases biuce the 20th of the month, and quarantine, which was sinking- into a state of quietude, is once again brisk with excitement. At 11:50 o'clock Dr. Byron telegraphed that he had removed the cholera patients to Swinburne island from th Bohemia. HOOSIE-B HAPPENINGS. Electric Flashes from Various Portions of Indiana. Electoral Votes for Weaver. WASUIXGTOX, Sept. -r>. ~ Col. Le Crandall, who traveled with Gen Weaver and Mrs. Lease in their tour o the southern states in the interest o the candidates of the people's party has returned to Washington. He say Weaver and Field will receive the elec toral votes of Alabama, Mississippi North Carolina, Florida, California, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, Kansas, Ke braska and Minnesota, with good pros pects of Virginia, Texas, Georgia anc Arkansas. Fusion Perfected 111 Colorado. DENVER, Col., Sept. 27.—The denio cratic state central committee wbicl • w.a'sv authorized h,y the Weaver democratic convention held at Pueblo, Sept $,-.. to-nominate a state ticket, met hen Monday and indorsed the people's parti ticket. As the Pueblo convention in dbrsed the electors to-day's result com pletes the -indorsement of the entire populist ticket. sly acknowledged. TVJiolcsals Parental Authority.' The assurance to the people or the utmost individual liberty consistent with peaces and. good order is a cardinal principle ot our government. This gives no sanction to vexatious sumptuary laws which unnecessarily interfere with such hahlts and customs of our .people as 1 are not offensive to a jusc moral sense and are not inconsistent with good citizenship and the public welfare- The same principle requires 1 that the line hetwecn the subjects which are properly within governmental control and those which are more fittingly left to parental regulation should lie carefully kept in view. An enforced education, wisely deemed a proper preparation for citizenship, should not Involve the impairment of wholesome parental authority,, nor do violence to the household conscience. Paternalism in government flnds no approval' in ihe creed of democracy. It is- a system of misrule, whether it is manifested in unauthorized gifts or By an unwarranted control of personal and familv affairs. .- , Heffulatlon of Immigration. Our people, still cherishing the feo3in» of human fellowship which belonged to our beginning as a nation, require thole government to express tor ihem their Sympathy v.-ith.all those who are oppressed under any .rule less tree than ours. A generous hospitality,-, which Is one of the most, prominent of us trlous of. all lands to home and citizenship among, us. This hospitable sentiment is not .violated, however, by careful-and reasonable, regulations for the protection of the public health, nor does it Justify the reception of immigrants who have no appreciation of our institutions and whose presence among us is a menace to peace and good order. The importance o! the construction o' the Nicaragua ship canal as a means of promoting commerce between our states and Trlth foreign countries, and also as a contribution by Americans to the enterprises which advance- tie-fa-' terests of the world of civilization, should commend the project to governmental approval and' indorsement. • Tlie VrorI3*s Fair. Our countrymen not only expect from those,, who represent them in public places a sedulous care for things "which are directly and .palpably; related to their material interests, but they also fully appreciate the value of cultivating our national prtde andmaintaininR our natioaalhonor. Both their material interests amtnaacaial pride may grow and thrive in the wholesome auncs- snd honor are involved in the success tEf 'the Co- phereof American Industry, ingenuity and in- lumbian exposition, and they Trill not'bs intelligence. Tariff Reform the Object. Tariff reform is still our purpose- Though, we oppose ths theory that tiirlff lavs may be passed having for their object the granting of dlscrtoinatins and nalalr-governmental aid to our . national characteristics, ''."pfbiipts to welcome the worthy and Indus- jyullnr says J±o .is ':. .BBA.TTLEBOBO, Vt,, Sept. 27.—Governor-elect Fuller said Monday night: "The alleged statement of B. B. Smalley, of the -national democratic commitCee, that I hold an office in a national bank, and am therefore ineligible to the gov ernorship, is without foundation, as 1 do not now hold, nor have I ever held, ;.any. office • created by an act, of con. gress." Salve for a Wocmdert Heart. JOLIET, 111., Sept. 27.—A verdict has been returned by a jury in the circuit 'court against John Clarkson and in ' favor of Mary Coleman for 85,000 for breach of promise. Mary Coleman formerly lived here, but is now a resident of Chicago. She is 62 year's old. Clarkson is over 80 years of age, worth 830,000 and an old resident of this city. Finding the Enrth's Riches. • STATOTOX, Va., Sept 27.—Valuable discoveries of onyx have been made at Bridgewater, Rockingham county. The onyx was found to be abundant and of superior quality, and a syndicate of Boston capitalists has purchased the property at 59,000. •{.', Fatal Ending of a Practical Joke. KAXSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 27.—The death of T. E. Vincent here by electric shock Saturday was the result of a practical joke. J. H. Pohlmeyer and Peter Walter, fellow employes, ran a wire to a point that Vincent would have to touch. The playful shock that he received killed him instantly. Both men, are held. Two Clilldron Burned to Death. ~"_ • SHELBYTTLLE, 111., Sept. 27.—Fire at 'thelome of Washington Stucker .destroyed fhe house and fatally burned two small children. The father rushed through the flames and seised the children but was too late to save ttercu oriyate ventures. T« wase no eiterminatJm clined to condone any neglect, of eCoijt, on .'the part of their government to insure la the grandeur of this event a fitting exhibit ol American growth ana greatness and a splendid demonstration of American patriotism. fiecord as a Public Servant, la an imoerfect and incomDlt<4 -manner I : Cholera's victims in Jioasla. _ _ ST. PETEBSBUJJS, Sept. 27. — The number, of -deaths from cholera within, the whole Russian empire from the beginning of the -epidemic up to Saturday last is officially reported at 155,040. •^~: • - ' • : "Wants Pay. for His Ann. WABASH,Ind., Sept 27. — James Story, of.ithjs.city, a former Wabash & Michigan . railway switchman, has sued the road for 810,000 for the loss of an arm. An Improper Postal. : 'HEriBCW, Ind., Sept 27.— E. C. Alyea, of?this place, is in jail at Valparaiso foi'sending a postal card through the mails containing improper language. Sept 27.— The people's party has nominated H. F. Hmmfor songress in the First district of Wiscon- tia and Dr. Powell in the Seventh. After tlio aiouey. LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 27. — For sometime sporting circles in this vicinity- have been excited over a prize fight between Edward Cory, of Crawiordsvillc, aad "Doc" Brown, of Memphis. Tha , purse was SlOO and Cory was to knock Brown -out in ten rounds or forfeit the money. The fight took place Monr- day morning a few miles from this city and was witnessed by about 100 persons. It was early evident that Brown was after the. money rather than pugilistic fame, tot: he dropped at nearly every blow, remaining as long as the regulations, * would permit, being frequently ordered up by the referee. Brown was down thirty-odd times, but he staid the ^ ten rounds and got the money. Another Ballot jVIust 25o TiUcou. JEFFERSOXVILI.E, Ind., Sept. 27.— A- second ballot for president of the National Plate-Glass Workers' association. of America has been held, with no election. S. P. Dixon, of Kokomo, who has * been one of the candidates for the office, has withdrawn- from the race. As but two candidates, Thomas Lyland, of Charleroix, Pa., and Joseph Foley, of New, Albany, are , now before the preceptorics, the qucs- ' , tion will be settled at the next election. Foley has been president of the association for the last two yeavs. Cut Hia Enemy to IMoccs. CnAWFor.Dsvir.LF, Ind., Sept 27.— During a performance by Alston's circus at Alamo Monday night .J.amcs Allen made a vicious attack upon Victor Gilkey with a club. Gilkey drew a knife and closing' with his antagonist fairly cut him tc pieces. Allen is in a dying condition, but Gilkey,. who scted in self-defense, has not been arrested. Gilkey called Allen a liar a year ago, and this was their first meeting since, Allen having declared that he would kill Gilkey on sight _ Sho Wlilppod the Burglar. > EnjrriXGTOx, Ind., Sept. 27.— -Sunday night when Mrs. William Tuttlc returned home from a neigh boi - 's she, had been visiting she found a burglar in the house, who at onco made an attack up-. on. her. A desperate- struggle ensued', in which the thief was knocked down by the woman, but finally -<rot away before assistance arrived. Mrs. Tuttle: was badly injured in the struggle and is in a very critical condition. Two Fatally Injured in n 1'ljjht. VIXCENNKS, Ind., Sept 27. — As the result of a drunken affray in a saloon here Sunday afternoon Kobert and Eugene Dale are lying at the point of v death from knife thrusts inflicted by James Kerns. The latter was shot and-, seriously wounded by William Dale, « brother of Kerns' two victims, who it now in jaiL Kerns is said to have been the assailant Sunday doting; at Portland. PORTLAND, Ind., Sept 27.— The La* and Order league of this city has petitioned all business . men to keep their stores closed Sundays, aad if they do not they will bt prosecuted. 'All restaurants, ciffw stores, barber shops and saloont come under the ban. . The league it composed of influential men and those who are financially able to carry oat their purpose. Porch-Climbcr at HTJSTDfGTOJT, Ind., Sept 27.— A porch-' climber entered the residence of Simon Drover Sunday night and succeeded in unlocking the door to the sleeping-room of Mr. Drover's two sons, whu had just received their pay from the Chicago & Erie road. The thief secured about S*0 of the young men'i money, and got away without being observed. Big: Ga« Well lit Portland. POBTLAXD, Ind., Sept. 27. — The Grissell wen, which is in the heart of th« * new oil field, and whose drilling-in. hai been anxiously awaited, proved to be a gasser of the biggest kind. It is the largest that has been struck in thii county and is perfectly dry, without a Fnnoral of an Old Settler. HD, Ind., Sept. 27.—One of th« old settlers here was buried Monday at "town Point Mrs. L. 0. Thompson, mother of Mrs. J. B. Phillips, who har resided in Lake county many years, died of old age and infirmities at the residence of her daughter, aged It ears. Tbe Colambus Kacei. COLUMBUS, Ind., Sept 27.—The average time of the fifty-seven heats at the races which closed here Saturday it ' 2:iB 1-7. The slowest time of any heat, >vas 2:25 and f-S fastest that oi Mas-. cott, 2:07. IniB is the fastest average ime of the season. Opening ot the Jay Couutj Fair, oBTLAXB, Ind., Sept 27.— The Jay county fair began its twentieth annnal meeting Monday .'-with, the raoat.flatter- •., . ing prospects in its history. Erary de- ". )artment isizill,andaniinasaal]y larg»''l number of speed horses are on hand. WASHTXGTOX. Sept 27.— Postmaster General Wauamaker has issued an order to establish the frea-deliTery ervice, to commence December'!, 1WI." t Shelbyraie, Pern ftnd'MichijrtnCl'tTi

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