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

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 20, 1898
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tf ALLY PHAROS TKIDAY, MAY 20, 1898. MWJ. ». LOTTTHA1M. JOHS W. BAKNIB. IsOMthalJB * Barnes. TOITORB ASD PKOPHHTOB6. XKKMB OF BCBSCHIPnON —Dally per week. 10 oentctxir month 40 o«nte: por year itrictly to wlv»nc«) t*-SO. lie Weekly "Phuroi and the S»turd«r Plwnx, the two lonBiag the Semi-Weekly •Dillon, tLS6 a year, strictly In advance. Knwred at the Logansport, Ind.,pottoffloe u olMi mall matter, ai provided by law. THAT Spanish fleet will have to reacb some coaling port before long. THE Demecrats in congress should fight the proposed issue or 1600,000,000 bond to the bitter end. WE have Deweys in Cuban waters who would do to Havana what Dewey didjto Manila }r left to do for themselves. &TJHTIXGTON county will likely decide the fate of Major Steele nex Tuesday. He must have more than half that delegation to win out. THAT Spanish fleec doe§ not wan to fight or It could have been accom modated long before this. It reached the Martinique Islands a wee* ago and in twenty-four hours It could have found Sampson's fleet near the coast of Porto Rico. IT IB 1,150 miles from Havana to San Juan. The Spanish fleet was at Curacoa last Sunday. Cienfuegos Is 1,000 miles northwest of Curacoa. It ii 1.250 miles from Curacoa to Hav ana., It is but 500 miles and almost due north from Curacoa to San Juan AT the state encampment of the Indians G. A. R., at Columbus, this week, a resolution was passed censur IngH. Clay Evans, commissioner of pensions, and demanding his removal. The old soldiers claim that Commissioner Evans is not treating them right in the matter of pensions. THE good news comes from Paris that France has removed the duty on American wheat. This is an act that is friendly to the United States as well as to the bread consumers of France, The removal of the duty will increase the foreign demand for onr wheat and at least temporarily strengthen prices of the great cereal. IN the race for the Kepubllcan congressional nomination in this district It is the field against Major Sleek;. There is some hustling just now. Steele'* friends concede that he man win on the first ballot or expect defeat. He must have 33 •votes besides the 39 from his home county. Where will he get.them? THE Island of Porto Rico is 100 miles long and 37 miles wide. Its coast line is 270 miles. The climate Is salubrious and the soil fertile. The principal products are sugar, coffee, cotton, tobacco and rice. There are no common schools in Porto Rico, and out of a population of 800,000 there are 700,000 who can neither read nor write. IF the report is true that Speaker Reed is opposed to the acquisition of foreign territory he should be encouraged in the position he takes. This government should not Inaugurate a policy of territorial aggrandizement. We have all the territory necessary to make this a great and powerful nation. Of course this government should be compensated ic some way for the expenses incurred on account of our war with Spain, and if at the close of the war we are forced to accept Cuba or Porto Rico as an indemnity, more territory will thus be acquired, because we may be forced to take it. But the policy ct territorial aggrandizement should be condemned everywhere. A STATE of war has DOW existed for thirty days. Dewey struck a blow on May 1st—s?,x days after President McKlnley's war proclamation was issued. Some ineffective attacks have been made on Cuba. The order for the concentration of troops was issued before the war proclamation, but up to to this time not a single brigade of volunteers has been gotten together fit and ready for service. In the Franco-Prussian war,Prussl& had a half million men on French soil in less than three weeks after the declaration of war. Of course Prussia was prepared with a large army of well drilled soldiers. In lieu of an army we had a well equipped fleet concentrated at Key West, which could have reduced the fortifications at Havana in short order. Cuba is the objective point in the war with Spain and it ought to be taken possession of without delay. " SENATOR TTTKPIE'S speech in opposition to the proposed issue of bonds commands universal attention. He strongly contended that a bond issue wu unnecessary; that alJ the funds required for the prosecution of the war could be raised through the pro* poted Inheritance tax, br the tax on corporations, by the coinage of the mllver seigniorage and by the issue of legal tender notes. These four means of obtaining money would yield to the government during the next year, be maintained, fully 1300,000,000, an amount in excess of the estimate sum necessary for the conduct of tb war. It is understood (in 7/ashingto that Wall sireet is pressin a bond issue. Secretar (rage/ says that \t*e associate banks will take all the bonds that th government may decide to issue. H has made the statement publicly tha six Democrats in t-he'senate can b counted upon to vote fora bond issue Senator Turpie favors issuing lega tender notes In lieu of bonds, anc maintains that It is the ideal plan o raising money for such an emergenc; as now confronts the government He maintains that it is the most pa triotlc and icast expensive scheme o raising money that can be devised b; man io such an emergency. FOB JOIST REPRERENTATITE. A mbmsc O'Brien, of Fulton county, will be a candidate for joint representative of th< counties (.f Case and Fulton, subject to tin decision of the Democratic nominating conven tion. To voters:-! will be a candidate lor Join Representative of Case and Puiton counties ubject to tne decision of delegates, ana 1 earnestly solicit tne support of Democrats.— Arthur Metzler, Fulton county. The name of 0 A. Davis, of Kocheeter, will be presented as a candidate for Joint Representative of CasE and Fulton counties, subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention. The experiment in ment DOW under trial in London is watched with peculiar interest in our large new -world cities. The last city election gave the London county council an unqualified indorsement in the re-election of many of the old members and of new ones favorable to its policy. The London county council corresponds to the various boards of aldermen and conncilmen in American cities. A majority of its members belong to what is called in London municipal politics the Progressive party. This party is in favor of control by the people through their duly elected representatives of gas and water works, street railway and other public franchises. Since it came into power four years ago the Pro gressive party has done much for the sanitation of London and the convenience of the people. It has constructed, among other things, a free tunnel tinder the Thames river. Another horrible and tlood cnrdling war idea is in the air., Nikola Tesla is> accused of owning the powerful mind that gave it to us. It is that faarfnl waves of electricity, "electric currents of high'"potentials," tb speak in the lingo of the learned, can be sent out in any direction desired and that each one is warranted to shrivel up a whole Spanish squadron like a potato bug be fore a blast of paris green. In short, it will be artificial lightning sent out in oscillating waves. Tesla, if he .is the originator of this fearful scheme, shoald try it on a dog first. There are plenty to try it on, and if the snpply ran short ;here are the cats that make night hide- ens and keep people awake. , The benighted ignorance ot theSpan- sh masses is shown by the fact that ;he majority of them, with the possibility of getting a republican government in the event of the downfall of the present monarchy aud with a free choice before them, actually prefer another tool king to the liberty enjoyed by an ndependent people. They would rather have the profligate old Don Carlos for ing or even Butcher Weyler for a dictator than to govern themselves. What can be expected of a people like that, a people, moreover, among whom only one woman in sis can read and write? There is considerable truth in the itatement made by a recent writer that 'there can be no general prosperity in this country that is not born and sus- ained in the west." The writer should iave added also the south. From the south and west come most of the orig- nal raw material on which are based he manufactures and commerce of the nation.' When the producers of this raw material are prosperous, manufacturers and merchants will likewise be prosperous. Tha American navy enjoys now a jrestige that it never had before, thanks to Dewey, who had nerve and courage and was not afraid of torpedoes or anything else. The only thing necessary to maintain this prestige is to finish and maintain the additional vessels ordered ;y congress. These, with those v?e have bonght at home and abroad, will make us without more ado the second naval power on the globe. The tarions explosions of powder mills and bombs in different parts of this country and the cutting adrift of ubmarina mines in onr ports are not accidental. They are tbe work of dastardly Spaniards^ Our free, generous and is honeycombed with Spanish pies. A battleship costs from $2,500,000 to $4*500,000, according to size. Cruisers cost from |2, GOD, 000 to f3,000,000. The dons .have the • long descent and the long names. We have the long parse and long guns. Comic Opera Wanrlon. Eiehai-d Harding Davis is the Times correspondent with Captain Sampson's fleet. In one of his letters he gives the most picturesque description vet printed of the ordinary Spanish character. In moments of excitement or where it is to his interest to lie the Spaniard apparently cannot to save his sonl stick to the truth. Blanco's dispatches as to the operations of theblock- 'ading squadron were a tissue of exaggerations. Blanco reported that the firing of our cruisers on the Matanzas forts did no damage. Davis says, "I saw the shells cot the ramparts down and lift them and throw them into clouds of earth 50 feet high." A Spanish officer captured with one of the prize vessels swore solemnly that if he had only known war was declared he would nave blown his trains out rather than be taken. A middy with a sense of iinmor was at pains to examine this patriot's pistol and found not only that {Twas'not jtoaded,J>ntMihat it would n'oTgcToff if it were loaded, ifr. Davis says of the Spaniards: They are all blown about by bursts of passion, fits of hysterics. In Madrid the mob pulls down the wooden American eagle advertising an insurance company and feels better In Havana a man bites his arm and sucks th blood to show how he longs for that of the en emy. They are children, with all of a child' unreasonable rage. Their idea as to how civi lized warfare is conducted is shown by thefac that the crew of every prize vessel we hav taken receive the boarding officer either 01 their knees or with their hands above thei heads in token of submission. Some beg fo mercy, some try to leap overboard, some loci themselves in the cabins. They expect to b< shot down or hung to the yardarm. This was on a par with the cavalry troop that fired on the flagship when she was tw< miles ont at sea. They did it because they lik< to hear their guns go off. They are a eonii< opera people. They are ridiculous, and they cannot help it. It is impossible to take them or their untruthful war bulletins seriously. It is not necessary to say that they have sense of honor. All is explained when you point out that they have no sense of humor. Good Fighters. English papers are enthusiastic over the splendid fighting qualities of Airier ican seamen and marksmen in the pres ent war. It is not surprising. Ameri cans are like Shakespeare's model man in peace, modest and mild behaved, in war transformed to men who can give blows so fast and heavy that none may withstand them. This is a way we have. No individual or nation is worth being kept alive that is not a good, strong fighter. This does not mean quarrel- orne. The best fighters are the best tempered people. They hold themselves in control and on ordinary occasion are as good natured and amiable as a Newfoundland dog. They do not froth and foam. The qualities that enable them to whip in a fight they control and utilize for pushing their way in the peaceable victories of industry, and they always go up head. But if their rights are trampled on it will not be healthy for the person who undertakes it. The nation that can fight, but does not do BO unless compelled to, is the one that wins. The nation that cannot fight hag lost its manhood and is a among governments. .Cfcinais an ple. With her vast population, wealth, fertility, resources and are.-* sbe ought to be one of the great powers of the globe. Instead of that she is falling in ruins, and the other powers are seizing ;he pieces. A man in Austria has invented a machine which transforms light into eleo- tricity. The electricity is then transmitted over wires as sound and power are transmitted. Arrived at its destination, .he eJectric current is once more trans- 'ormed into light rays. That is the iriucrple of the invention. Now, if the rays of light that are sent electrically long distance are rays from a picture, a house, a person or any other object, ihese rays will be carried faithfully to he point of destination, where they may be reflected upon a screen and seen. Thus any scene whatever may be transmitted over distances. The man in Chi:ago may see his friend in St. Louis by means of this device at the same time hat he talks to him over the telephone. The machine by which rays of light are transmitted is called the telectro- icope—literally sight at a distance. The lame of the yoang raan_who_inventad t is Jan Szczepanik "With such a name an ought to be able to do anything. Away back in the fourteen hundreds be wage laborer was better paid, ao- ording to the cost of meat, which is a air estimate of the ratio between work ,nd wage, than he is now. A day'i wages for a laborer in the fifteenth cen- ury was one-quarter the price of a sheep, ?horold .Rogers tells us. In our time it s only a little more than one-seven- eenth the price of a sheep. Sheep are more valuable, men less so, than they eve in the fifteenth century. American trade is very valuable to oreign nations. If any European coon- try should seek to interfere on the side f Spain, all that would be necessary ia rder to bring it «p standing-would be to oliow out the recommendation confined in a resolution passed by the Federation of Labor and boycott in America be productions and manufactures of aat country. Commend to us the rosy optimism of that -poet mathematician Mr. Edward tfcinscn. More than 30 years ago he sang us the cheerful song that we of ais country had cot begun to develop mr industrial resources. Today, brisk and happy as ever, he slogs the aunti cheerful soog still ._'.'" ....'• , (Mil and Now going on — for particulars see special reporter war extra, now being circulated. GREAT SPECIALTIES. Men's strictly all wool Suits, worth $12 for. Lower grades men's Suits, former price $5 and $6, now Boy's knee pants Suits 4 to 14 years, large variety QA 7V t ( li 50c Cheap or good Shoes cheap, $1.50, $i, 75c and The best Shoes on earth cloth, vesting top $1.98 Chmaware and Barometers Free. •IMHHHMMMW The Cnristlan'g J>-jty In Time ol War. "With war comes the perils of public demoralization, and it is one of the duties of the Christian to do everything in his power to indemnify these perils and minimize them as much as possible.— Kev. H. Percival Atwood, Presbyterian, Chicago, Lying on Short Bed*. Men make their own beds and weave their own coverings, leaving God and his Christ out, only to find in times of great crises that one is too short and the other too narrow for their protection and comfort.—Rev. Dr. T. J. Leak, Methodist, Pittsburg. Truth Eternal. Truth is eternal. It exists only in the mind, as the mind is its sole habifctt. Therefore eternal truth demands an eternal mind, a supreme intelligence, as its basis. This supreme intelligence is God. God is truth and truth is God. —Rev. Father Mackey, Catholic, Cincinnati. Church Needs of Today. "What the church needs today is to know the world in which it lives and to live in the world it knows, to be in sympathy with the ,age* seeing its badness, but also its goodness, and willing to utilize all truth that God is revealing in it.—Rev. William Short, Episcopal, St. Louia Obligation of Christian Civilization. The obligation of Christian civilization is to lend a hand to others who are desirous of a higher civilization. "Lend a hand" has always been a watchword for those nobly climbing the steeps of life. Christianity means mutual helpfulness. — Kev. Dr. Lyman Whitney Allen, Presbyterian, Newark, IT. £ Two or Three Travnpa Killed. Reno, Nev., May 20.—Passenger train No. 2, which left here at 10:10 yesterday morning-, jumped the track a mile and half east of Boca. The engineer was slightly injured and two or threetramps riding on the platform of the baggage car. were killed. ABBBEYIATED TELEGRAMS. Upward of 10,000,000 American flags have been sold since the blowing up of the Maine, Captain Jack Campbell has been se- ected' to succeed Chief of Police Lawrence Harrigan, of St. Louis, resigned. The battleship Oregon was officially heard of at Barbadoes on Wednesday. She is expected at Key West Tuesday. The salary of lieutenant colonel in the United States army is $4.000; of a brigadier general, $5,500, and amajor general, $7,500. Tht Kentucky Oaks, a mile and a sixteenth, at Churchill Downs, was won by J. C. Cahn's Linden-Crochet filly rockett in 3:51%* In consequence of the death of Gladstone the state ball at Buckingham palace which had been fixed for Monday next will be postponed. Mrs. Charles L. Smith, of Chicago, •supposed to be demented, is being sought jy the police in every town between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is reported at Old Point Comfort, Va., that the submarine cable near Fort Monroe has been cut in six places, evidently the work of Spanish spies. Spanish correspondents of a Londan paper say that Gibraltar has received within a fortnight 100,000 tons of coal and large quantities of ammunition, Jliss Fannie E. Morgan, connected for ifteen years with the Illinois Industrial School for Girls at South Evanaton as matron and visitor, died yesterday at the institution. The nags waving over the public buildings, etc., of the entire Chicago stock yards district were ordered at half-mast yesterday out of respect for he memory of Gladstone. The delegates to the meeting of the Transcontinental Railway association at Milwaukee are still buried in figures, making an effort to decide upon freight rates for the ensuing year. William Anderson, John Quinn, John Hersb, Frank Stepp, Xev/ton Neal and Ewin Omen were drowned in the Allegheny river near Springdale, Pa., by heir boat being swamped. The One Hundred and Fifty-seventh ndiana regiment officers, now en- canipea at'Chlciarnau'Ka,'Sftld a meet- and 'decided 'that- every" speck of upon th« faoe* of tie mtn »haH off. : We are shewing the largest line of Sideboards and Extension Tables In the city at very low prices. We have just received a oar load of Bedroom Suits, which we are selling at the lowest possible prices, consistent with good, honest workmanship. t_ See the all-wire Hammocks, whicb> we are selling at very low prices. ASH & HADLRY Fitting Paper, By fitting paper we don't mean paperj that is put upon the walls properly: we mean paper that IB appropriate to and harmonious with the room. Our long experience will be a great aid to you in making your choice,and our Dig stock is sure to contain just the paper ycu ought. to have. The price will be a fitting price, too. Logansport Wall Paper Company, RflTES. Commencing May 1st, and continuing until Oct. 1st., 1898 summer rate on Residence Heaters and grates is as follows: the- $1.88 Heaters 500 per month 2.25 " -75c Grates and open front stoves 750 il u Special Rates on Furnaces and Business Eeaters upon application. All bills are due and payable at^the^Company'8 office between^ the 1st and 10th, of each month. ^ Wlej Gas Ce. STROH6 AGAIN! WHEN IN DOUBT. TRY Tberlwire stood the tdrofyesa,. ami hir« cured thouuaife of •cases of Nerrow Dncuec, rack |ai Debility, Damta. SWptiiji ness jmd Varicocelc,At«>pfcy,lccl Tfciy dew the bed*, wtomtfOum tile circolattom. nuke 4icectiflB)» perfect. «>d impart a heahty • cbeek*d><r7W*<«t// r Ucl _ vigor to the wiolc Ixrfir. Ml dnlu «nd loues w« c are properly cored, thnrc«m<fttioo rfKn worricitt.cmlfltolmj»»ity, Omiu»ipdo«»rl>e«dk. Mailed sealed. Price $i per box; 6 bam, with im-d*d legal naranM* to CUM or refund th*. ; Send for free book. Addceu. PEW. BEOtCItt CO, CltvtfMt 0. For Sale at Ben Fisher's

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