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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, October 16, 1897
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 22D YEAR. IATUKDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 16, 1897. NO. 305 A Special Display Of all that is New and Stylish in Dry Goods will be made tonight. Monday We will start in earnest on our Great UPBUILDING SALE 5,46O feet in added floor space in our new addition. There's reason for our growth See The Big Bill -108*4 1 Broadway, 308 Fourth St. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market 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, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Eiysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, Weak Back, Ferer and Afrue and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE;THOMPSON HERB TEA co. NEW YORK. /^IVETHEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. GK Tucker, Tailor, 4th and Broadway. AND Logansport Wabash Valley Gas Company. Natural and Artificial Gas. All Gras Bills are due the 1st of each month and must be paid on or before the tenth. Adopt a Protest Against the British Government Doing Anything for Free Silver. LOBTDQH MEN TOE THE STATUS QUO Merchants and Others In Business Sign a Memorial Declaring Against Any Interference with British Currency in Behalf of the White MiBtal—Some Speculation a» to What Secretary Gage Will Propose for Uncle Sam in Currency Reform. New York, Oct. 16.—A special cablegram from London to The Evening Post says: The Canadian Bankers' association, in view of the action here in memorializing the chancellor of the exchequer on the silver question, has cabled at great length to the chairman, of the London clearing banks heartily Indorsing ail opposition to bimetallic measures. Following is a copy of the memorial to the chancellor of the exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, which has been extensively signed by the English bankers: "Sir:—We, the undersigned, are engaged in various mercantile, banking and financial enterprises in the city of London of no slight magnitude, and we are therefore deeply interested in all that affects the monetary position of the country, the credit of the bank note and the solvency of banking institutions. We are aware of the visit of the delegates from the president of tha United States to this and other countries, but have no authoritative information as to the nature of their proposals. From the communication o£ the governor o£ the Bank of England tc yourself, lately made public, and from general report we cannot but assume that negotiations of some sort touching the metallic currency of this country are proceeding. Gold Standard Insisted Upon. "We feel impelled by a strong sense of duty respectfully to lay before her majesty's government the following four considerations, the great importance of which we trust may be apparent: "1. That no alternations should Se introduced affecting- the circulating medium of this country except after full discussion in parliament and by the public at large, so that the changes proposed may have as ample consideration as their importances deserves. "2. That under no circumstances whatever should the pledges of successive governments as to the British pound sterling and the single gold standard of this country be set aside, either directly or indirectly, and that no steps should be taken by or with the consent of our government which* )i£<j3 for its object any alteration in the value of that standard. John Bull's Coinage System Praised. "3. That this country, as one of the great nations of the world enjoys under her mint regulations a coinage system absolutely Cree from embarrassments, internal or external; and we conceive that any departure therefrom in the direction of reliance upon engagements with other countries would be a fatal mistake. "4. That the mints of India being closed—as to the policy of which we express no opinion—a state of circumstances has arisen in which the greatest caution Is neccessary, whatever may be the next step which the Indian government may be advised to take; but we urge that no retrograde step be taken except upon as exhaustive an Inquiry as that which led up to the present position, and then only if Indian interests will be primarily benefited thereby. "We most strongly urge the foregoing considerations upon her majesty's government, speaking—as we believe we are Justified in stating—with some little knowledge of the problems Involved and of the interests at stake, and we are prepared. If necessary, to give our reasons at length, if it be your wish to receive a deputation." ITJ.-ANCIAI, VIETFS OF MR. GAGE. Those Flyinp Around Said To Be Tery Garbled and Misleading. Washington, Oct. 16.—Various garbled and misleading statements are goingout purporting to represent Secretary Gage'• latest views and to be outlines, more or less skeletonized, of bis financial plan. Most of these statements are based on an understanding of what was contained in the circular letter sent out last spring, and have been much modified by developments since then. Case's views are by this time fully matured, but he has not put them in writing and has not discussed them in quarters where there is any possibility of a. leak. Secretary Gage's attention was called to. what purports to be an authorized statement of his financial plan which appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper, based as nearly all the others have been, on a crudely given presentation of the substance of last spring's circular letter. Assistant Secretary Vanderlip, after a consultation with Gage, made the following statement: "As a summary of the proposals which the secretary did submit to the leading financiers a few months ago this report is so garbled 04 to represent practically nothing of his real suggestions. Moreover, even if this were a correct, summary no significance should be attached to it, since the secretary's proposals were tentative, and were submitted to financiers to see what they thought of them, without definitely committing even Mr. Gage himself to their support. "Besides, his own view has changed eomewhat with, his study of the subject, and certain plans which he might have favored three months ago he would not advocate today. The general situation has quite materially chang-ed, and the secretary's real plan will not be given out in any way until submitted to congress." It is not Improbable that Secretary Gage has been brought to a ti»l the present wept* Is extremely unlikely to favor or adO"pt any plan looking to the refunding of tho national debt with a low interest- bearing gold bond, and those who are clcse to him incline to the opinion that for expediency's sake he will not strongly urge the proposition at this time. It is believed, however, that he will pay considerable attention to the ile- flrability of a consolidation of our various kinds cf paper money into one U- *u* ; but these views are merely speculative. With congress constituted as it is. it may be said in all truth that the outlook for substantial currency change during the next two years is gloomy. All that the administration really expects is that there will be a healthy and free discussion of "currency reform" along the lines advocated in the president's message and in the report of the secretary. •*••••*;. SEAl. EXPERTS TO MEET. United State* and Britain to Compare Notes—Phclps W»ji for War. Washington, Oct. 16.—The state department confirms the report given out by the foreign office at London yesterday that Great Britain assents to a meeting of experts in Washington on the seal question, and Ambassador Hay cables that Professor Thompson, the British expert, was to sail yesterday. It is expected that the conference of the delegates of Russia, Japan and the United States .will hold its first meeting- the last of next week, and the meeting of American and British experts will probably take place a week later. A recent announcement from. Ottawa was to the effect that Sir Louis Davles, minister of marine and fisheries, ar.d Macoun, Professor Thompson's assistant In the Pribyloff island investigation for two years, has been nominated by the Canadian cabir.et. - E. J. Phelps, United States minister to Great Britain when the Behring sea question was under consideration and later one of the United States representatives at the Behring sea court of arbitration at Paris, was asked for his opinion on present phases of the Behring sea case, as developed by the coming conference between the United States, Russia and Japan. He declined, but said that "Russia has done, according to public reports, what, in my opinion, we ought to have done in 18S8, and what I advised our government to do." The action of Russia referred to is the appropriation of part of the high seas for a seal nursery, and is directly in conflict with the Paris award. QUESTION OF MAIL-CARRYING. Doesn't Lie with Chicago's Board of Alder- meii to Decide. Washington, Oct. 16.—Should the city authorities in Chicago undertake to stop the carrying of mails on the street cars they may find themselves in conflict with the entire power of the United States and their police may be confronted by soldiers. No officia.1 information has reached the postoffice department regarding the decision of the corporation counsel of Chicago that the carrying- of malls was a. violation of the street railway charters, but the officials are very much interested in the case, and are awaiting developments. The department will deal only with the street railway companies with which it has contracts. It is in no way, concerned with any question that may arise between the companies and the city. There is no question as to the right of the government to send mails over any highway in the United States, and while it cannot compel any transportation company to carry the malls, there i9 ample authority for the protection of any company which may undertake to transport them. NOTORIOUS STILES DIVORCE CASE. Snpreme Court Denies the Woman in the Case a New Trial. Springfield, Ills., Oct. 16.—The final act in the sensational divorce drama of Everell D. Stiles against Lillian B. Stiles took place yesterday when the supreme court denied the motion of the defendant for a rehearing. The court also directs the superior court of Cook county to grant a degree In the case or. the ground of adultery. The case was begun in the Cook county superior court in 1892, and Stiles charged his wife with adultery with Herbert P. Crane, the millionaire elevator manufacturer. Mrs. Stiles advanced the theory that, admitting very friendly relations with Crane, and even appearing In court with him, their love was purely platonic. The lower court refused to grant her a decree. The appellate court sustained the finding. Last July the supreme court reversed the lower court's decision. The custody of the child Is ordered decreed to the complainant. A criminal prosecution awaits Mrs. Stiles and Crane, indictments having been returned against them. Another Boy for Lanky Bob. Cincinnati, Oct. 16.—Bob FItzsImmons, the heavyweight champion, is again a proud father. He has received a telegram from his home at Rye Beach, N. T., notifying him that he has another son. The newcommer Is said to oe a strapping youngster. When Fite received the message his face fell somewhat. He had been anticipating the event for some time and had his heart set on having a girl as a tiny playmate for his little son. Bob Fitzsimmons, Jr. Fitz. however, concealed bis disappointment and In a few minutes was loading the wires with messages to his wife. Will Be "The Chnreh" in Wisconsin. IMlwaukee, Oct. 16.—The Protestant Episcopal church will be known in future simply as the "Church," if the movement formally inaugurated in the meeting of the Milwaukee Diocesan council yesterday morning is taken up by the dioceses generally Uiroughout the country, as the clergymen and laymen fondly believe it will. In amending the constitution of the diocese, tie words "The Protestant Episcopal church" were stricken ont and "The Qrarch" inserted to their stead. Among tne appointments mafle yesterday by the president were the following: Thorns* B. Needles, of minoia commissioner to negotiate with tn« Cherokee and other Indians, and John A. Barnes, of niinoU, consult at Cologne. •Germany. S GAUNTLET He Throws It Down for the Editor of the Baltimore Sun to Pick Up if He Will. ABELL OFriEED A OLEAB HELD. If He Will Assume the leadership in the Marj'land Fizht the Senator Proposes t» Withdraw Even from the Contest for the SeoKte—letter That Appeared aa a Paid Advertisement In the Paper to Whosw Editor It Was Addreused, Baltimore, Oct. 16.—United States Senator Gorman yesterday issued an open letter to Edwin F. Abell, publisher of the Baltimore Sun, in -which he offers to relinquish the leadership of the Democracy of Maryland provided Abell will accept it and support the Democratic ticket in the coming state and legislative campaign. He also intimates that he will forego his ambition to succeed himself in the United States senate if it can be shown that such, a step is necessary to Democratic success. The letter, which Is a very long one, reviews the course of The Sun in Its opposition to Gorman because of his views upon civil service, tariff and ballot reform measures. To all the charges made against him upon this score Gorman pleads guilty, but quotes The Sun as having- admitted that such questions were largely matters of opinion and asserts that every man Is free to think as he pleases regarding- them. He defends his course In regard to all these questions and concludes with the- following- proposition: ••Let'* Get Down to Bu8lne««." "Ar.d, now, Mr. Abell, let us pass to a question touching which there can be no misunderstanding:. These statements and counter-statements, arguments and retorts—all this petty clash of protestation and Impeachment—amount to very little at the best. Tou have declared your undying- devotion to the Democratic party and have said that my leadership, my personal ambitions, my selfish purposes, ar.d these only, prevent you from restoring your newspaper to the service of the loyal people who originally made it rich and powerful by their patronage, their confidence and their support. You have given Maryland to understand that but for me and the 'bossism' you are pleased to attribute to n*e, you would bring back the Baltimore Sun to its old moorings and devote it to the exposition of Democratic principles and the confusion and overthrow of Republican rule in this state. Offers to Get Out of the TVay. "Tou have stated in effect—certainly with the intent of being- so understood— that you still love the Democratic party and still wish to see It predominant in Maryland, and you thereby involve yourself in a pledge to cast off .your Republican affiliations, repudiate your Republican alliances, ar.d labor heart and soul for the success of the Democratic party as It will remain after being purged of me. If you be sincere in this the solution of the difficulty is simple enough. If my' aspirations, my leadership, my Influence, constitute the only obstacles to your return to the people who maBe your newspaper and founded your fortunes and gave reality to your position and your power, I stand ready to remove them. Office is less to me than you suppose. Political leadership is not 'so necessary to my happiness as you, in your ig-norance of my character and motives, are pleased to say." WH.MXG TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF. And Does Xot YTorry Over the Prospect of Being Misunderstood. "Strange as it may seem to you, I am willing to surrender every prospect of personal promotion if by doing- I can reunite the Democratic party, restore to its ranks all their pristine strength and harmony, allay the dissensions and animosities that now exist and efface the humiliating spectacle presented by yourself and men of your way of thinking—the spectacle of the Democratic party betrayed into the hands of the enemy by those whom Democrats have in the past exalted and enriched. • * • Tou may understand this as an overture of surrender on my part—as an admission that the Democratic organization cannot hope for further life without your aid and countenance. I am prepared for that. I have b«en misunderstood by you so long arid so unreasonably that a little more or leas will count for nothing. "As a matter of fact, I am satisfied that the people of Maryland have become disgusted with the two years of Republican maladministration which you did so much to make possible, and that they are in the humor to make an end of the experiment. • • • They are determined, with or without your aid. to restore to power the Democratic party. ' * * As to this I have not the shadow of a doubt. But they want also a restoration of the former harmony of the party, ^tifj want to see the old lines restored and the old operations rehabilitated. And I owe them so much as to feel not. only willing but anxious to consummate any wish of theirs, no matter at what cost to me. "Are you ready and willing- and free to meet me on this ground In good faith, in all loyalty, without provisos or reservations, on the honor ol a gentle- mac? Are you at liberty to take charge personally, and through your agents, of the Democratic campaign for the mayoralty of Baltimore, for the legislature, and for the successor to that place in the senate concerning which I have tut one desire—that of seeing- it filled by a. Democrat whose loyalty to the party is unquestioned and proved, and who will advocate and uphold the principle* to which you profess unselflah and *n- cere devotion? If you are, I am ready to meet you more than hall way. Let me hear from you, and let our fellow citizens judge between us oy th* meas^ ure of our personal good faith and party loyalty therein." Abell last nlgUt declined to say what course he would pursue in the matter «C Reyml Mkn« the tod pmr». Absolutely Pur* •OYAl BAK1NQ PCWDC* CO., HfW VOML to express any opinion concerning tn» letter which appears in The Sun today as a paid advertisement. GALLINGEK'S REPLY TO 8CKCRZ. Kalce* HI* Last Contribution to a Warm and Caustic Controversy. Concord,.N. H.. Oct. 16.—United State* Senator J. H. Gallinger yesterday m&da public what he saya if hii latt contribution to the controversy with Carl Schuri, which arose some time «.go over Ui« senator's criticism of the civil service law. Ths following Is a, portion of aaUlnger"! latest letter to Schurzx "Tou make •. great ado over certain utterance* I havt - mada regarding the civil service l»w. Fo» instance, you gay that I said* 50;<M>0 em- ployes were placed under the protection of the law under the last order of President Cleveland, while there were but 31,372. The statement I made was upon th« authority at the leading newspapers ot the country, *nd J am still of the opinion: that it was nearer correct than the figures you give. But ac a matter of fact, is is utterly unimportant whether th« number was 50,000 or fifty. "What I especially criticised was th« fact that those persons were placed under the protection of the law without examination, a flagrant violation of every principle of justice and fair play. Under that order there are in office today in New Hampshire many perscns who could no more pass a civil service examination than the Cardiff giant cculd teach theology. You advised that a rule should be promulgated that would keep them there indefinitely. "Fortunately for decent politics two judicial decisions have been recentlyren- dered against your view, and the controversy now In progress between the secretary of the treasury and the civil srvice commission will doubtless end In a way not pleasing to you. Tou likewlsa make much noise over the fact that I said President Cleveland's last order was dated Nov. 2, while you assert that it was issued In May. Now do you not know that the rule goverlng that order was dated Nov. 2, so that the order was r.ot accomplished f&ct until that time. If it can be proven that it was not so 1 will cheerfully withdraw the charge." ACTIVITY LESS PRONOUNCED. What BradHtreet'i Siiys a* to the Situation In Staple Merchandise. New Tork, Oct. 16.—Bradstreet's says: The activity in staple lines of merchandise is less pronounced than a month ago, lue to interior merchants having supplied their demands for the time, n gradual increase of the territory Included by the yellow fever quarantine, the low price of cotton, a tendency" in the Missouri river valley and spring wheat states to hold wheat for hlghsr prices, and to farmers being busy with fall planting. Unseasonable weather has had an unfavorable Influence on the distribution of merchandise throughout the central west, and at Chicago and St. Louis sales have fallen off. Th» position of the cotton goods Industry !» ro more favorable, but woolen goods manufacturers report demand brisk, prices steady and an unwillingness br makers to accept new orders at present, quotations. Advances are reported for Bessemer pig Iron and steel billets with quick sales, but prices are firmly Upld. There are nominal advances for larl"" and men's shoes, but prices for pork, sugar, copper, lumebr, coal, hide* and wool are unchanged. Quotation* are lower for butter, potatoes; wheat, con% oats, flour, beef, coffee, cotton, print cloths and lead. There are 18« busin«M failures reported throughout the United States this week, compared with 237 lazt week, 279 in the week a year ago, 2S» two years ago, 253 three years ago an<J •WO four years ago. Eheboyffan Man Commit* RuJclbe. Plymouth, WIs., Oct. 16.—J. M. Logan, of Sbeboygan, Wis., a representative of the Sheboygan Yeast company, aged 45, was found dead in hl« room at the Wisconsin hotel yesterday. Indications point to suicide, a large bottle which contained carbolic acid being found at hJ» bedside. Logan leaves a. widow »r.d family. Yellow Fever tirrorA Broken. New Orleans, Oct. 16.—The yellow fever record was broken again yesterday as regards new case:!, but not In deatha. The official report far the day is: New cases, 48; deaths, I; total caae* to date, 774; total death*, 84; total cases recor- 2*6. «1: tctal.u&aer. treatment. Mt You'! Be Pleased "When yon see the nice things at -110 Broadway-New Goodi arriving ererr day. Birthday Present*, Wedding PretenU. An- niTeisary Pre*nta. All Good* marked in Plain Figure* and engraved Free of Charge. Spectacles to FH any Eye. E>. A. HAUK,

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