Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 14, 1898 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 14, 1898
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tfAILY PHAROS SATUKDAY, MAY 14, 1898. JOHN if. l*«thmlB * Barnes. VDITOB* AND FBOPKIITORB. TXRUB OF BCTBSCRrPTION - Dally per week. 10 Wnt»: per month 40 cent*; por y ear rtrlotly ta advance) t*-60. n* VSeWy Pharo« aod the Saturday Pfcarot. tbe iwo fonninor the Semi-Weekly •dittos »U» a year. »trtctly ID advance. Enured at the Loganaport, Ind..po§toQo« ai claii mall matter, «» provided by law. . THE electric lights burned brightly again last night. THE duration of the Spanish-American war will depend very much on what happens in Cuban waters within the next few days. The destruction of the Spanish fleet will virtually end the war. THAT Spanish fleet was a long time showing up. The purpose of its coining Into American waters may be readily surmised. It Is to reln- lorce the Spanish army In Cuba and furnish it with supplies, THIRTY volunteer regiments and five batteries have been ordered to Chlckamauga at once. It is now stated that all tie Indiana troops wi'l rendezvous at Chlckamauga. This should be good news for the boys as Chickamauga is a delightful camp- Ingground. THE Invasion or Cuba has been temporarily postponed, awaiting the result of the expected naval battle near Martinique. It is deemed prudent to await the result of that battle before landing troops in Cuba. In the meantime preparations for an active campaign will be pushed forward. The volunteer army will be concentrated near the coast and when the invasion is made it will be made with a mighty army. THE flying squadron, in command of Commodore Schley, sailed yesterday under sealed orders. Its destination may be surmised. It goes to join Sampson's fleet in Cuban waters. The flying squadron Is made up of fast cruisers and will lose no time in an effort to reach Sampson before the fleets are joined in battle. If the Spanish fleet gets away from Sampton the flying squadron will meet it. The men In both squadrons are anxious to tight. A GREAT naval battle may be expected within the next few days. The whereabouts ol the Spanish fleet is known and it cannot escape the vigi- itnce of the commander ol the North Atlantis squadron. The Spanish fleet cannot escape. It cannot run away. It must fight. The squadrons are pretty evenly matched In point of numbers and armament. Spain has »ent the best ships she has Into American waters. If they are destroyed or captured It lea?es Spain helpless on the high seas. She will only have a few vessels left with which to make war. IT is told of Commodore Dewey that when be was a school boy he was such a fighter that the pupils and echool teachers in the old district school at Montpelier, Vt., were afraid of him, and his mild old lather, a preacher, was constantly in hot water, for complaints were filed with him daily about the ion who was continually in trouble. Finally the father, old Dr. John Dewey, became Impatient with the boy and he called him into his study one day and said to him: "If you must fight, I'll fix it so that you will hereafter make fightings business." Accordingly, the boy was secured an appointment as cadet at Annapolis. Contention Postponed. At a meeting of the Democratic district committee, h«ld at Peru yesterday, it was decided to postpone the Democratic congressional convention until August 24th. The date had been previously fixed for June 3d. The convention will be held at Wabash. An Anxious Hour. While Dewey's great victory has been the cause of general rejoicing among Americans it must not be for gotten, as stated by the Chicago Chronicle, "that thus far there has been no real test of our naval strength as compared with that of Spain. Admiral Dewey, with only a second- class squadron at his command, destroyed a collection of obsolete fifth- raters at Manila bay, and himself admits that the battle was all one-sided. This is no detraction from the skill and intrepidity with which he sur prised the Spanish admiral and silenced the land forts, besides destroying the Spahish fleet. Neither does Admiral Sampson's naval de- monstratloE at San Juan warrant the assumption that we have as yet met the foe on measurably equal grounds. The modern first-class battleship* of Spain, now skulking in the waters of the Antilles, may leave A different mark on the war record of the next few days. N*wl students the world OTer will note with feyerish eagerness the hostile meeting of ie giant ironclads, etch carrying destinies and future of an op- Annual Saleoover «,OOO,000 Boxe.i FOB BILIOUS AND HEEVOUS DffiOBDEES such as TTind and Pain in the Stomach. Giddiness. Fulness after meals. Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Flushmes of Heat. Loss of Appetite. Costiveness, Blotches on the Skin. Cold Chills. Disturbed Sleep. Frightful Dreams and all Nervous and Trembling Sensations. THE PIEST DOSE WILL GIVE BELIEF IH TWE5TT 1OFTJTES. Every sufferer will acknowledge them to be A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. BEECHAM'S P1IXS, taken as directs ed, will dtiiekly restore Females to complete health. They promptly remove obstructions or irregularities of the system and cure sick Headache. Tor a Weak Stomach Impaired Digestion Disordered Liver IN MEN, WOMEN OR CHILDREN Beecham's Pills are Without a Rival And have the LARGEST SALE . Of any Patent: Medicine In the World. 25e. at all Drue Stores. pressed people in the thunder of their modern breech-loaders. "The flying mettle of the Ameri;an navy la about to be given a su- premo test. The shelling of San Juan was a summer day's programme ompared with the work cut out for Admiral Sampson's fleet when it meets the big fichters of the Spanish navy. That American skill and courage will supplement the terrible fighting qualities of the American war ships roes without saying, bub we have every reason to believe that Spanish courage, whatever the skill of their fighters may be, will be equally as jreat. If the Spanish admiral reaches Slenfuegos, in southern Ouba, before being overtaken by Sampson's gun- boati a fresh complication will be added to the sit nation. The blockade of the latter port will he at Itast temporarily lifted, but whether in time to succor Captain General Blanco and the defenders of Havana with provisions and war supplies is another question." War Revenues. Congress proposes to get money to »irry on the war from two sources, taxing and borrowing. The taxes, -with line exception, are au affair of internal revenue, the duties on foreign goods being considered to be, at present as high as it is expedient to make them. The entire sum to be raised by internal^revenue taxation will be something over $90,000,000. It is to come from fermented liquors, tobacco and stamp tax- as. Beer will be taxed f2 a barrel instead of $1. Th"e tas'oh beer win bring in, it is expected, $40,000,000. The' added taxes on tobacco are expected to produce $20,000,000. Third, there is the stamp tax. This will mean that deeds, drafts, wills, checks, mortgages and legal doonmenta generally, insurance policies, telegrams, express receipts, patent medicines, perfumery, cosmetics, etc., must have » stamp affixed for which a snm of from 1 cent to $30 has been paid. The stamp tax is expected to bring to the government $30,000,OuO. The one exception to the raising of tne war tax from domestic sources is the proposed tonnage duty. This would mean that all foreign vessels bringing goods and passengers to the United States should pa/ a tax of 20 cents per ton of their capacity. .Many are of opinion, however, that it would be far •wi=er to drop this feature of the revenue bill. Foreign vessels arriving in American ports already pay a light tonnage duty. The first effect of the mere proposal to levy such a tax caused an irritation against ns in Europe, particularly in Germany, where we are ac- cnsed of trying by this tax to make European nations pay the expenses of our war with Spain. We want the sympathies of the European powers at present and it will not be well to alienate them by a petty tonnage tax, especially as it will raise only $2,000,000, a sum not worth irritating even Emperor William for. A tax on tea and coffee may come later. The bond issue for tbe emergency of a prolonged war is tbe large thing. The snm to be raised by government bonds is $600,000,000. The plan proposed is to allow the government in its discretion to pay $100,000,000 of this money in a year or less, the rest to ran 10 an«5 20 years at interest. This time Uucle Sam knew his owe hopeful sons' little ways and headed off the e an >3 some of them would undoubtedly have pot tip on him by raising the price of meat supplies for the army. Weeks before the war began the old gentleman in the striped trousers visited' tbe great rangemen of the west and secured an option on enough beef to feed 100, 000 men a year. The bargains have been made dire.cc with tbe cattle raisers and thus not even the .heavy beef packers can corner the market in "salt horse" and other army meat supplies. Should Be Our Allies? ' foe most important, perhaps also the Host glorions, sign of, the times is the: drifting together of the nations toward harmony among themselves. Even the alliances of the powers of Europe, maintained as they are by force of arms, are favorable to peace and prosperity. Before the inauguration of these alliances Europe was split into a' host_of little countries perpetually warring on one another and snapping at one another. :•: I'' The day of small things, even of small nations, is over. Little countries have united and formed great ones, either peaceably or by conquest. Thus Germany has done; thus also have .Russia and Austria. The next step will be a still wider co-operation and welding together of nations. Where the small countries agreed to work together the next thing will be that tbe great powers will do the same. This understanding may come through war and tribulation, but it will come. Then will begin the real republic of man. In this co-operation of the nations where will be the place of the United States? We cannot longer stand aloof from the responsibilities of a mighty power; we must bear our share for good ar for ill henceforth to the end. Already the nations of Europe are putting forth feelers ou the subject ol alliances with us aad making bids for our favor. Which of the nations of Europe is onr natural ally, if there is such nation? Many would reply at once that it is the English, our kindred in blood, our o%vu kiud in language, institutions, push and grit. Perhaps, Yet there is Russia the great, Russia who stood by us as our fast friend during the dark hour of our civil war, when even England turned her back on us. Let us never forget the friendship of Russia. There, too, is Germany. There is among onr people almost as much of tbe manly, vigorous German blood as of English, and the children of tbe fatherland have been among the most important builders of our free civilization. Why shall we not be good and fast friends with Germany: France, too, the one leading power that is a republic, tbe nation that befriended us in the Revolution against England and made it possible for ns to be a republic—shall we forget the service rendered us by our sister of Prance? Tbe powers of Europe are all our allies. We need them and they need us. We are the friend of them all. Various educationEtl associations have come to the conclusion that a determined effort should be made to teach children morality in the schools. This conclusion is the correct one. The object of all education as well as of the experiences of later life is cbaraciSr building, the formation of a noble nil-' man being. In teaching morality in the schools, however, the danger lies iu the liability of the teacher to mix his or her particular theological creed with the ethical instruction. The teacher must continually bear in mind that theology is not morality at all. The proof of it is that we find persons of diametrically opposite religions creeds to be equally good citizens, moral, upright and useful. In the purely .ethical teachings of either tbe Old or Kew Testament there is not a trace of theology, unless belief in a reverencefor_a Supreme Being may be considered such. Teachers whose task it is to inculcate morality in schools cannot do better than to follow the lead there indicated. Under the municipal law governing London, when a new street, a sewer or other public improvement is to be put upon a piece of ground within the city limits the expense of the improvement is not borne by the owner of the ground, but by the tenant of the property. Thus tbe renter must pay the tax or "rates" for the improvement, while the wealthy landlord escapes. The richest ground owners in London are consequently bitterly opposed to the Progressive party. In spite of their opposition, however, the voters of London stand by the Pro- gressist county council. When the United States government accepted the naval cadets at Annapolis, it bought their work and the use 'of their-brains so long as they remained in its service. .Naval officers who are patriots will therefore joyfully give to their country any inventions that will help it without demanding extra compensation. Think of Washington or Lincoln haggling for big money for some, thing he had invented which would I have been useful to his country ! It is given to few West Point grad- nates to step from school, direct into active service, as the class of 1S9S has already done. They were hurried through, the mill and received their diplomas two months ahead of time, that they might help their country at •QC*. The notable reply of Colonel Inger- $oll when asked how he thought one conld best succeed as au orator is commended to all who hope iu future to thrill the earth with thoughts that, breathe and . words that burn. "In the first place," said the colonel, "I would advise him to have something to say.' The United States treasury contains at present $500,000 in prize money won by men of the navy in the civil war, bnt which was never claimed by them. Well, the United States -will be able to make excellent use of the money if they never do claim it. Don't talk of your ailments, your wrongs, your poverty and your bad Inck, Don'* carry a funeral ar-onnd.with yon. All yonr friends have troubles of iheir own, avery one. ON LAND. (Concluded from first page.) FREE TRIAL TO ANY RELIABLE MAN .i. the actual presence of the Spanish flying squadron off Martinique, only iOO miles away from Sampson and less thac 1.000 miles from Havana, caused the dispatch of the (lying squadron under Commodore Schley and the delay of the army invasion of Cvba. It. is- to ihe navy that the government again looks for a'battle that may end the conflict. The news of the Spanish fleet revealed at once the possibility of a quick move 'on the part of the Spanish fleet that would cut the line of communication by \vater between. Cuba and Key West.exposing to great peril any American landing force that might be caught between a superior Spanish army in Cuba and the sea patrolled by Spanish TUisers. It became necessary, therefore, to defer the departure of the military expf- ditio'h from Florida until the Spanish fleet is met. and crushed rj- driven from Wesi, Indian wai•?!•>-. Orders Hew thick and fast from l-c.th the war and navy departments \vsterday. The first jhecked the movement on Florida setting in from all parts of the country, and diverted the troops towards the concentration camp at Chickamauga. The navy department wired Sampson Information of the approach of the Spanish fleet and directions what to do. And another order Hashed to Schley to star: with his vesse!?at the earliestpo=- k sible moment. The commodore took no Chance of a cancellation of these orders, but at S:4o had put himself beyond the reach of any telegraphic recall. What is expected of him cannot be disclosed at the navy department, and naturallly is purely a matter of conjecture. Sampson's fleet is strong enough unaided to overcome the Spanish flying squadron if he can ever catch It out of the reach of fortifications. His fleet, however, is lacking- in speed as compared to the Spanish vessels, and co-operation on the part of our flying squadron would 2.dd very much to the chance of cornering the Spaniards and forcing the fight which is believed to be necessary to the success of the Cuban cancpaign as now planned. -Bom* one suggested at the navy department that the Spanish fleet when last heard from was at a point not very much more distant from the great cities of the Atlantic seaboard than from Havana, but if the Spanish admiral contemplates movement in the former direction he probably will run full into Schley. who will have his scouts well out in advance when he moves southward. TROOPS ORJJKRED TO MOVE. Illinois Boys Pac!;rnsr Up for Camp Tlioin- Springfield, Ills., May 14.—Orderswere received last night from Washington to load the Fifth ad Third regiments this morning and move at once to Chickamauga. The Fifth, under Colonel Culver, will go over the St. Louis, Peoria and Northern to St. Louis; and from there to Martins, Tenn., via the Illinois Central, and from Martins to Chickamauga over the Chattanooga, Tennessee and St; Louis railroad. The Fifth is loading first, commencing at 7 a. m., on a train of three different sections. The Third will go via the Alton on two trains to St. Louis, and from there to Chicka- amauga via the Louisville and Nashville, one .train containing fourteen tourist sleepers, two baggage cars and a Pullman sleeper. The other train will carry a part of the soldiers and most of the commissary. It will take the two regiments all day to load and get away. Milwaukee, Mar M.—The Third regiment of Wisconsin volunteers in addition to the Second regiment will go to Chickamauga. The Third was slated for Tampa several days ago, and has been ready to move since Wednesday. The new order in regard to the Third came yesterday afternoon about two hours after the Second regriment re ceived orders to move to Chickamauga immediately.' It is expected that by noon today the full complement of the two regiments'will have departed for the south. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway will handle the troops as far as Chicago. From Chicago, the soldiers go to Evansville. Ind., over the Chicago and Eastern Illinois, thent'e by the Louisville and Nashville. Governor, Tanner late last night received a telegram from the v-ar department to hurry each regiment in carnp here to Chickamauga as fast as mustered in. He also received one ordering him to equip troops as far as possible from the state arsenal here, and the remaining equipments would be furnished them on their arrival at Chickamauga. He had made arrangemetns with several firms for equipments, and these at the request of the government he cancelled. Camp Eaton. Island Lake, Mich.. May 14.—Governor Pingree has received a telegram from Secretary Alger saying: "One regiment of Infantry from your state having been mustered into service will be ordered to proceed to Chickamauga. These troops, with these of other states. will be thoroughly equipped and moved to the front. It is desired that the state furnish all supplies possible that will be needed at Chickamauga." It is not believed the troops can move before Monday, as the travel rations have not arrived. St. Louis. May 14.—Missouri's full quota of volunteers under the president's call jy now assembled at Jefferson barracks: with the Fifth infantry a new regiment raised in Kansas City and western Missouri towns, which arrived hire yesterday, there are five regiments of infantry and one light battery in camp at Jererson barracks. A Gold Standard Nation. We seize this opportunity to call the attention of Mr. J. Pierpcnt Morgan and Mr. Manana Alonzo Hanna to tbe fact that Spanish 4s are down to 37 cents, despite tie fact that Spain conforms to the monetary standard of the "most enlightened nations of earth." Bryan «ml Xew £uc£and. In passing we take pleasure in reminding the Boston Herald than Afr. Bryan likes New England -well enongh to visit there again. The people there seem to be so fop4 of... him that they •wonld b« eadly disappointed if he did not call Weak Men Restored, or No" for Treatment. A Course of Remedies— the marvel of medical science— »nd Apparatus indorsed by physicians will be sent ON TRIAL. •WITHOUT ADVANCE PAYMENT, if zot all we claim , return them at our expense. MEN WHO ARE WEAK. BROKEN DOWN, DISCOURAGED. Men who suffer from the effects of disease, over-work, •worry, from the follies of youth or the excesses of manhood, from unnatural drains, weakness or lack of development of any organ, failure of vital forces, unfitness for marriage — all such men should "come to the fountain head" forascientificniethodof mar- _ _. . — velous power to vitalize, develop, restore and sustain. On request we •will send description and particulars, with testimonials. in plain sealed envelope. (No C. O. D. imposition or other deception.) Cut out this offer or mention paper. Address ERIE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N. Y. We are shewing the largest line of Sideboards and Extension Tables IB the city at very low prices. We have just received a car load of Bedroom Suits, which we are selling at the lowest possible prices, consistent with good, honest workmanship. See the all-wire Hammocks, which., we are selling at very low prices. ASH & HADL^RY 425 and 427 Market If You Have The Knack o£ putting up paper yourself you can renovate your rooms for next to nothing, with some of our bargain rolls. These remnants represent odds and ends of the best manufactures, tbe cut prices being no criterion of their real value. Logansport Wall Paper Company. •••••••• ••••!! llnlilll Commencing May 1st, and continuing until Oct. 1st., 1898] the- summer rate on Residence Heaters and grates is as follows: $1.88 Heaters 500 per month 2.25 " 75c " Grates and open front stoves 750 " u tl Special Eates on Furnaces and Business Eeaters upon application.. All bills are due and payable at the Company's office between? the 1st and 10th. of each month. faliey Gas Co, The Peterless Prince of rive-Gent Cigars i« ubanola It always bums wilh a CLINGING WKmSH- CRAY ASH. NEVER IS B!TTER,.Jod is GOOD FROM START TO FINISH. &r Clear bong Havana Filler A. 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