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\ JAILY PHAKOS TUESDAY. OCT. 12.-1897. ». LOUTBAW. JOHU W. BABB»S. Lonthaln A Barnea. ID1TOHB ASD JBOPaaXOBg. TEBM8 OF BUBSCfiFpTION - Dally per week 10 cento; per month 40 cents; per year •SSf^ST?^"- the -SaiurtV Ph«ro» the twoformlDK the Semi-Weekly ~-.ltlon. $1.26 a yearjitrictly in advance. Kntcred at the Loganeport, Ind..postofflce as •econc cl»8fi mall matter, ae provided bylaw. AN OPENJtJETTER. from Miss Sachner, of Colnmbtis, O., to Ailing Women. THE splendid rain of last night in this county will save the wheat crop of 1898. It will also allow of the sowing of many fields that otherwise would have been left for other crops. THE carrying of the American flag by Irishmen at the Parnell annlver- siry meeting at Dublin, and the absence of the British emblem are significant of the hatred of the race fur Britain and Its love for liberty as exemplified by the QnitedlStatea. TOE number of prisoners In the Indiana reformatory at Jeffersonvllle li*s increased to 778, and is constantly growing. The reformatory officials are puzzled as to what to do with tne men, as the institution Is not supplied with cells enough to accommodate »o great a number. THE last steamer arriving from the Klondike gold fields brought fifteen successful miners and one hundred and sixty disappointed seekers after gold. This proportion is likely to be jn^intained, For every eleven men •who go to Alaska, ten will likely get nothing but disappointment. ACTUAL work has been commenced on a railroad in Alaska to cross the Chllkoot pass to Lake Lindeman, etght miles, This enterprise has been talked of for some time, but it did not seem probable until now that operations would be begun at the commencement of winter. Of course an American is the contractor for the wor)c. — WHAT a glorious thing it is that McKlnley was elected to settle the Cuban question, as the Republican Spellbinders declared that he would before he had been in office a month. The Cuban question, so far as it is effected by any assistance or influence from the United States, remains just where Cleveland's administration left It. McKlnley's election nas done just about as much to change It as it has toward restoring prosperity—aud that is what the boy shot at.—[Laporte Argus. GENERAL WEYLEK'S campaign in Cuba demonstrates that cruelty and barbarous warfare do not pay. The result of his efforts has been merely loss of life aud property, and the certain disclosure that, while Cubans may be driven from the cities and the coast, they cannot be dislodged from the interior. They are further from "pacification" now than they were when Weyler came on the scene. He has at the same time disgusted the humane nations of the world, and turned public sentiment there and In the United States more strongly against Spain than ever before. Weyler leaves the scene none too soon. To all women who are ill:—It affords me great pleasure to tell you of the benefit I have derived from taking Lydia E. Pinkham : s Vegetable Compound. I can hardly find words to express my gratitude for the boon given, to suffering women in that excellent remedy. Before taking- th* Compound I was thin, sallow.and nervous. I was troubled with lencor- rhoea, and my menstrual periods were very irregular. I tried three phy Bieians and gradually grew worse. About a year ago 1 was advised by a friend to'try Mrs. Pinkham's Sanative "Wash and Vegetable Compound, which I did. After using three bottles of the Vegetable Compound and one package of Sanative Wash, I am now enjoying better health than I ever did, and attribute the same to your wonderful remedies. I cannot find words to express what a Godsend they have been to me. •Whenever I begin tofeelnervousand ill I know I have a never-failing phy- nician at hand. It would afford me •pleasure to know that my words had directed some suffering sister to health and strength through those most excellent remedies.—Miss MAY SACHmi*, E. Kich St., Columbus, 0, THERE are now several avowed candidates for the Republican congressional nnmination. George W. Steele, of Marion, has stated that he •will again ask the honors at the hands of the party, and the Rev. S. E. Nicholson, of Kokomo, has made two trips through the six counties of the district cultivating his boom. Carey E. Cowglll, of Wabash, has the question of entering the fight under advisement. James F. Stutesman, of Peru, who wan a candidate two years ago, will not emter this year, waiting until he considers the times a little more propitious. Ex-Senator Loveland has also been "mentioned" by his Miami county friends In Huntington county, Dr. C. H. Good, of Warren, who was an aspirant four years ago, Is considering the chances, a* is also James B. Kenner, of Hunt tngton. The district Is Republican by from 3,000 to 6,000. TODAY the election at Indianapolis is in progress, to choose a mayor, a city clerk, a judge of the police court, »ix councilmen-at-large and fifteen ward councllmen. The contest for mayor lies between Thomas Taggart, Democrat, and present incumbent, and William N. Harding, Republican. Independents, Citizens, Prohibitionists and Socialists also have tickets 4n the field. The betting last night at Indianapolis was two to one in favor of the ro-electlon of Taggart. The Republicans have tried to make much of the discovery that Sterling R. Holt, a member of Taggart's board of park commissioners, accepted 15,000 with the understanding that he was to secure changes In sewerage specifications, but the mayor has not been connected with the transaction and bio support has not deserted him. The Democrats nave a free illw plank in their platform, but the gold Democrats are •upportlng the re-election of Tag- An American Merchant Marine. "We have created the navy to protect. It now apparently remains to create the merchant fleet to be protected," writes in The Forum Hon. Eugene Tyler Chamberlain, United States commissioner of navigation. Since we have a navy and a creditable one. it will be easier from the lessons learned in building the warships to make merchant vessels. To Americans of the younger generation it has been a puzzle jvhy the American •nation lost the world's carrying trade that used to be its glory. The reason is this, asset forth by Mr. Chamberlain: Up to about I860 the ships of the world were of wood. In America, with our vast forests, wood was cheaper and more plentiful than anywhere else in the civilized world. Consequently we could build ships to better advantage than any other people could do. In 1SGO, hcAvev?.-, a change came over the shipbuilding industry. Vessels of iron and steel instead of wood began to be used. Great Britain had both the mines and tho workers to make the cheapest aud best steel vessels, hence the industry passed bodily over to her, where it has remained ever since. Com niissioner Chamberlain holds out tho hope, however, that this situation is again to be changed With our imuiens area of cheap coal and cheap iron ore we are beginning to show that we can make steel at lower rates than England can. This fact, united with the skil and knowledge gained by American •workmen in constructing the vessels o the navy, makes it look as if American goods might yet put to sea in American built ships at no far distant tirna When our marine commerce is men tioned, Americans naturally think o tho sea trade of the great oceans, par ticularly that between Europe and th United States. How small a part of our real shipping trade that constitutes Mr Chamberlain shows us by figures. H divides the marine trade of the country into three portions—first, cur domestic and coastwise; second, that between our country and foreign ports on the western continent; third, that across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to ports not less than 2,000 miles away. The river, lake, canal and coasting trade amounts to 125,000,000 tons a year. The trade of vessels 'making the long distance ocean trips amounts to slightly more than 11,500,000 irons a year. Aluminium by Electricity. The public has been duly informed at intervals of the gradual cheapening of- the beautiful metal aluminium through the discovery of a process for separating, it from it* compounds by electricity. In; 1886 it waj $1 an ounce; now it is less than 50 cents a pound. But the trials, the straggles, the weary waiting, through wbich the inventor passed before he triumphed at last are not so familiar. Charles Martin Hall, a young graduate of Oberlin college in Ohio, was the man who accomplished the miracle. He was a capable all round student Oberlin college had fevr facilities for a student of metals or chemistry, however. Hall was graduated in 1885. All through his senior year r,he metal aluminium danced before his mental vision. It fascinated him. He experimented with ways to obtain it then. As soon as lie was out of school he set himself systematically to his chosen work. Experiment after experiment failed. No man but a fool or a genius would have kept it up under such discouragement. He was not rich enough to get a laboratory -sufficient for his needs. He worked away with the poor materials he had and kept up hope. Finally the secret was laid bare before hia mind. He melted cryolite in a crucible and then dissolved in it some aluminium clay. Then he passed a strong current of electricity through the solution. Behold, glittering, flashing white upon the negative pole of the electrode, there was a deposit of pure aluminium! Enraptured he gazed on the result The battle was half won, but only halt The next thing was to interest apitalists in the discovery and induce hem to make it commercially valuable. More failures and weary waiting. At ast that triumph, too, crowned the oung man's efforts. Aluminium is now urned out by the ton by Hall's process and the electricity which does the work s obtained from the current of Niagara. The so called grand llama of Tibet will have a little score to settle with the British government, because of the horrible tortures inflicted on Henry Savage Landor, the London Daily Mail's correspondent The capital of Tibet— Lhassa—is the head center of that tremendously holy and humane religion •which the theosophists claim is so superior to Christianity, Buddhism. It is not the religion originally taught by Buddha himself, for that enjoined above all things abstinence from cruelty of any sort and kindness and courtesy to all mankind. The tortures to which Landor was subjected were as frightful as those ever inflicted by any Indians of America. They were inflicted, too, by the very order of the grand llama of Tibet The Tibetans refuse to allow any strangers to travel through their country, but no people have any right in this age of the world to forbid any man from peaceably traveling through their domain and paying his •way as he goes. The old fellow who is worshiped as a god by the ignorant and fanatical Tibetans is said to be the richest man in the world. The country U tributary to China, but the persons to deal with directly in this cweare the Buddhist hierarchy who govern the country. The grand llama wants a aound British trouncing. . Only Common Laborers. The Review of Reviews makes comment on a strike that occurred in New York city the 10th of September. On Aug. 15 a great and wealthy street rail vay company began the work of chang- ng from horse power to the underground electric system. Hundreds of rumigrants from southeastern Europe were employed in digging up the eartl and making the conduits. They grubbed with a vim, and the newspapers of the city complimented the street railwa; company on the splendid speed and effi cieucy with which the work was being accomplished. Suddenly, Sept. 10, the laborers lai< down their shovels and held some mas meetings. They struck. It was a verj hot, uncomfortable day and the laborer gathered in a. throng "in plain view o our editorial windows," says The Re view. What was it all about? The ignorant stupid fellows could not talk English What business had they to be leaviu their task and throwing back a wor. which public convenience demaudc should be finished as quickly as poss: bleV Some who were curious questionc them. Then it came out that the grer corporation, with millions at its bad had not paid these dumb, helpless k borers for their work in nearly foil weeks. "Some of them were pitiably weakened from lack of food. At the same time they were in quaking fear lest their self assertion in throwing down their tools and demanding their pay might result in the loss of their job." The reason the dirt diggers had not been paid was simply that the company had not taken time to count out the sums due them. Common labor is cheap. So is common lifa "For cynicism this little episode would be bard to match in the relations of labor and capital,'' sars The Review. A farmer near Binghamton, N. Y., plainly does not read the papers and therefore is ignorant of the extreme danger of keeping large stuns of money in lonely rural homes. His wife had $1,000 in money locked in her trunk for safety. One day a poor tramp came along begging for food and work The good farmer and his wife pitied the poor starved tramp. They bought him a new suit of clothes. They hired him to work and treated him as one of the family. They were kind hearted people, this couple. One morning the fanner went out early on business. The poor tramp came into the house, knocked the mistress of it down and bound and gagged her and threw a bag of apple; upon her back. She was "2 years old this woman who had been kind to the stranger. Then t>0 man whom the farm people had helped broke open the aged lady's trunk, took her $1,000 and made off with it Let us pity the poor tramp all of us. Let- us pity still morft the ru ral inhabitant who keeps large sums o: money" at his home, because he is such an idiot A Great Hotel. Various New York millionaires are piling up toward the skies a number of hotels that will accommodate the 'traveler at the rate of f 7 a day upward— upward usually—but one of them, D. O. Mills, has built a grand hotel to be rtjn on a different plan. The name of Mr. Mills' hotel is Mills House No. 1. There are to be two others like it, numbered 2 and 8 respectively. Each will be in one of the poorest, most crowded districts of New York. Mills House No. 1 is on Bleecker street, on the east side. It rears its lofty, beautiful head in the neighborhood of woebegone, stenchy tenements and lodging houses into wbich the poor of New York must huddle. A clean, kind hearted farmer's pig has more healthful quarters than hundreds of thousands of the hapless human beings whose ignorance jams them into the wretched rooms; for which they pay extortionate prices; in cities. Hills House No. 1 is constructed on the plan of giving at very cheap rates accommodations equal to those which cost in the upper part of the city $7 a day. The building is more beautiful architecturally than almost any of tho otels for the rich. It is built of Indiana imestone and white brick and is ten tories high. There is a magnificent taircase of Italian marble. A_ body of rick, stone, glass and marble, iounacu- ate, clean and shining, is built upon a keleto'n of steel. -Brilliant electric lights lluminate the scene at night. A double ourtyard is in the center, full of light, air an d beautiful sunshine. It is adorned with palms and other plants. A library and writing room are free. So are the 50 rain, baths with hot and cold water m tap and the 20 footbaths, likewise the laundry with a dozen washtubs, where the economical or impecunious ;lean man may renovate his own linen and be as pure in his belongings as the millionaire. Excellent rneals will be lurnished at 10 cents up. The building accommodates 1,504 persons. It is heated by steam through- jut. The beds have the best quality of mattresses and coverings. Queen Eliza aeth herself was not housed so luxuri ously as the man will be who can pay 20 cents per night in Mills House. The best feature of all connected with this palatial hotel for poor men is thac it is in no sense a charity. On the principle that full rooms at a moderate price pay better than empty rooms at an exorbitant price, Mr. D. O. Mills expects to derive a satisfactory income from his hotel. Undoubtedly he will do so. The effect of such surroundings on the moral and aesthetic nature of th lodgers that will gather in this house i incalculable. They will be lifted up and refined soul and body. ^•••••••••••••••••••••••••gjj For Saturday Night TIME FROM 6 TO 10 O'CLOCK. 19c For Choice 4 in Hands, Tecks & Flowing Ends. Flats and Bows, Club House & Ties, Worth 25c and 50c 38c For Very Finest Ties, Scarf & Flits.. Nothing Reserved, Including Elegant Styles Displayed \n Window. Worth 50c to Before leaving your order for Suit or Overcoat See the Bievi- man Heidleberg & Co.'s -Tailor Made At ReadpMade Prices, Jerre Haute grewing GO. Leading Brewers of Indiana. Brewers and Bottlers of Pure Beer. IT if* rv Half-Pin On Ice at all the Leading Places in the city. . . . T. S. Brockman, Local Mgr. Office 207 Third St. Telephone No. 294- Logansport ™? Wabash Valley Gas Company. Cubans who have had experiences for the last century of Spam's promises of "reform" government see in Senor Sagasta and his new Liberal cabinet only a pretext for inducing the United States to hold off its intervention in Cuban- Spanish affairs. Perhaps they are right In Alabama four young ladies were recently drowned by. two young men who insisted on • rocking the boat in which all were taking a" TOW on the Buttohatch™ rirer- The young gentlemen rocked «he boat "lor fan," » hear the girls scream, • Lord Salisbury had the name of be ing firm to the point of stubbornness Yet Salisbury has pursued a vacillating policy throughout the whole of his pres ent term as premier. For instance, h declared first that Great Britain wouli never consent to arbitrate the Venezue Ian boundary as requested by the Unit ed States. Then he changed his mm' and consented. Again, he took a positio in regard to Greece, from which he re ceded at command of the continenta powers. Once more, he refused to arbi rate the seal question with the United Jtates, Again, he turned about and promised to do so. But he did uot stay n that raind. Now, under pressure from Canada, he sees tho matter in a different light and declares England will hold a conference with the United States on the seal question, but uot in connection with Japan and Russia, although they are as much interested in the seal settlement as England herself. Janadians say they fear that in a conference of all these nations they will be outvoted. This is a flat confession that 3anada knows she is claiming more than her just rights iu tho sealing waters. The wonderful pprfonnance of the North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse has taken away the breath of even those who expected the most of her. To cut off at one sweep 18 hours 14 minutes from the quickest time ever made by any ship on the trip from New York eastward across the Atlantic is something never done since steam itself took the place of sails. The Kaiser's eastward time from shore to shore, 5 days 15 hoars 10 minutes, cue off by 7 hours 25 minutes even her champion westward run, which was 1 hour 56 minutes faster than any voyage ever made before by any ship. Still greater performances are expected of her. General Neal Dow was a famous all round athlete in his youth and that may have had something to do with his living iii good health and in full possession of his mental faculties to the great age of 93. He was 57 years old when the civil war began, but with all the ardor of an enthusiast he raised a tegimimt and went into the fighting. Before he came out he had won the rank of brigadier general down on the gulf and the lower Mississippi. Whatever he undertook he carried through with a fiery enthusiasm that was larg&ly instrumental in keeping him young. A meeting for consultation has taken place among the governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The governor of North Carolina and the governor ol Bouth Carolina were not preneat, how- Natural and Artificial Gas. All Gas Bills are due the 1st of each month and must be paid on or before the tenth. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE. . . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache? Lose of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Ehenm, Eczema, Weak Back, Fever tn<fc Affue and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. Some months ago the Cuban filibuster vessel Eorsa, Captain Wiborg. was seized by the United States government for conveying arms and men to the Cn- ban patriots. Captain Wiborg was sentenced to fine and imprisonment His term of imprisonment expired Oct 7, bnt there were a fine and cxssts amounting to 1500, which the gallant captain, a Sleswick-Holstein Dane, had no way of paying. That meant he most remain in the penitentiary a month longer. The Philadelphia Times made the case known, and it -was surprising how soon well wishers of Captain Wiborg came to the rescue with offers of money to p»y the fine andjrelease him. Poor people, office hoy» *»d elevator boy» nent in feeir dollar* and half dollaa *lon« with th* oontobutiona of the well to d<x B shows howwni-wnally.^ympa&y and good •srishe* for fb* Cuban republic "• • •-'t«'- •*— * -*' If each good wishes and sympathy coulA'- do the work, Cuba -would be fr«e tomorrow. Well, perhaps they help. knows? General Miles' observation* of military matters in. Europe are interesting. He finds the German army make* tbo finest appearance on parade of toy in Europe, but it cannot fight any better- than the «oldien of either England, France or Russia. Contrary *° ^b**" might have been expected, Q* gmnit found the Reach army very Uttk m*°- tacular, but there wm » •olldne* and eazneBtnefM about both men and officer* which indicated that France ooald <V> tome great tigfatiag it oocarion nqaind. that now ta •»* k» life k*n« himMlf , tte* too*

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