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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, October 20, 1897
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xiAILY PHAKOS WEDNESDAY. OCT. 20, 1807^ ^ •5BJ. f. IXHJTHAW . JOHM If. BABMES. Lonthaln A Barn**. CD1TOM ASD PBOPBirrORS. TEEM 8 OF SUBSCRIPTION - Dally per w*ek 10 cent*; per month 40 cents; per year and the PharoB the \-woiormiDjf the Seroi-WeeHly ~-ttion.' »1.26 a yeartrictly In advance. Entered at the Logansport. Ind.,po«toffice as etono claw mall matter, as provided bylaw- •etono THE colored voters of Ohio largely opposed to Mark Banna 1 . are THE bankers syndicate, which has a clnnh on the purchase of the Union Pacific railroad, will not permit a postponement of the sale. THE many oil companies In tbls county are very backward about moving forward In the work of exploration. It may be after the New Waverly well "is drilled In there may be a brisk forward movement. THE value of the taxable property of Illinois Is less tlian that ot Indiana. It is true, nevertheless, that the city of Chicago alone contains more wealth than the entire state ol Indiana and nearly as many people. Illinois tax returns are dishonest. PERU started the street fair enterprise and now many cities are preparing to engage in the novel project. Mattoon, Ills., has just held one o: these fairs and It proved a great success. Terre Haute Is arranging for one and the merchants of that city are enthusiastically In favor .of It. ._ SECKETABY GAGE'S plan of currency reform contemplates the issuing of gold bonds, redeemable at the option of the government after twenty and within fifty years, the same to draw 2J per cent Interest. The scheme Is to refund the whole bonded debt with gold bonds at a lower rate of interest. The plan also , .v, anxiety peculiar to provides for the extension of the Ameri £ a £ life ari; a national banking system so as to per- Bever e drain upon mil the organization of banks with | the vital forces It but 125,000 capital stuck. It also «? this drain which provides that national bank notes may be Issued to the extent of the face value of bonds deposited to secure circulation and for materially reducing the tax on circulation. It PROSPERITY. The Bright Side of Life as Indicated by Bountiful Wheat and Cotton. The Dark Side as Shown by the Increase of Disease—Dr. Greene's Nervura a Nation Saver. Seven hundred million dollars increase in the value of America's wheat and cotton crops. Half as many millions more added to the value of American railway securities. Over a billion dollars distributed among the people of this prosperous country. Such is the record of the season of 1897. This is the bright side. What about the dark side ? Seventy-five million people. Five million men and ten million women suffering from exhaustion incident to the strain of the past ten years. Fifteen million children weaker than their ancestors and worse equipped for the increasing severity of the battle of life. Nerves! Nerves! Nerves! Distracted, nerves and weakened and vitiated blood make up the most senous problem which this country must solve. Scientists rather than soldiers are needed to save the nation. Dr. GREENE'S NERVURA For the Nerve* and Blood. The scientist who is now doing most for his fellow-men is I)T. Greene, the distinguished specialist who discovered Dr. Greene's Nervura remedy for the nerves and blood. The overwork and over- OH UNDER TEE SEA. THE CALIFORNIA COAST INVADED FOR PETROLEUM. It I* 'Kitlmated Thais the Whole St»t« Will J'i-odoce Two 2llillion Barrels This Year—A Mountain of Anphaltam to Be Kxploited. [Special Correspondence.] SraQEEBLASD, CaL, Oct. 18.—I met a gentleman the other day who told me of several things of which I had no previous knowledge, although I have been going about, as I thought, with ray eyes open. One of the things was a veil- in which he was particularly in- is doubtful II the American senate will ever agree to refunding the coin bonds of the government with gold bonds. President Cleveland sought to Induce congress to Isste gold Docds, but the proposition was overwhelmingly rejected. Every purchaser of a government coin bond made the purchase with his eyes open and the government is in no way obligated to redeem outstanding government bonds with gold. Dr. Greene's Nerv- ura counteracts. Shattered nerves are strengthened, weakened blood is vitalized, and the •whole physical and George M. Pullman. George M. Pullman Is dead. The •world will move on and his existence will soon be forgotten. He will be remembered -as one who accumulated a great fortune in a brief space of time. He will be remembered as a notorious lux dodger. It Is fair to eay of Pullman, that, unlike Carnegie, he Invested his fortune In America. The town or Pullman, however, is a reminder of baronial times when one man controlled the destinies of an entire city and made its populace mere vassals to do the bidding of a duke. Whether justly or not Pullman obtained the reputation of being an oppressor of labor and by his refusal to make any concessions to the army of laboring people employed by him ID the great strike of 1894,was largely responsible for the scenes of carnage and bloodshed that followed. Some may say that the demands made by his em- ployes were unreasonable, yet when offers were made to arbitrate differences, Mr. Pullman cooly declared that there was nothing to arbitrate. But recently an Investigation disclosed the fact that Pullman's holdings were listed for taxation at less than oce-tenth their nominal value, and the charge was made by members of the Chicago Civic Federation that t« assessors have been bribed by the Pullman company to fix a low valuation upon the holdings of this gigantic corporation. It Is such schemes that breed anarchy. George M. Pullman was 66 years old. He was born In New York, and was thrown on his own resources early in life. As a money maker he was'successful and his fortune ranks with that of Carnegie and Bocka- feller, who have been, successful In cornering the natural resources of the most resourceful land on earth. But the rich and the powerful must die. Death levels all. The saying of the poet refers to Pullman as well us all human kind: "Kartb ti»t has nourished thee, shall elite "TUy growth, to be resolved' to earth • tgaii; "And, lo«t each human trace, surrendorlnr np •Thine IndlrWoal beta*, thklt thaw go •To mix torever with lb« elements, •To be a brother to the ln*en«n>l« rook •Andto the tlanUh clod, which the rod* twain • Ton l wittt hi* »hue aid tmd» upon.™ mental system restored to its original power and activity. Nervous prostration and morbid susceptibility to excitement are removed by this great remedy, together with such symptoms as melancholia, sleeplessness, irritability, nervous dyspepsia and Headaches. If you do not fully understand your case, call or write for consultation and advice, •which can be had absolutely free of charge, at the office of Dr. Greene's remedies, 148 State St., Chicago, 111. A Coming Race. The Japanese are the little brown men of destiny. Since the United States in an. amicable way opened their ports to the western world in 1S50 they have advanced in the ways of modern civili zation with marvelous rapidity. It is true that in their eagerness to bring themselves up to the times they have copied from Europe, and especially from America, some customs that might better have been left out. Still they have progressed so rapidly that Japan is now to all intents and purposes a civilized nation and is to be treated with as such. The invitation to her to take part with Kussia and the United States in the Bering seal conference marks the acceptance of Japan as one of the civilized countries of the globe. The Japs are becoming famous little athletes. They go in with great enthusiasm for bicycle riding and for physical sports. Attention to athletic culture, together with the larger minds that intercourse with the outside world will give them and the greater variety of food they will secure from the grains, fruits and meats they now import will make them in a few generations a larger race physically. Japan's foreign trade is increasing heavily. The largest increase is with the United States, and we must see to it that this continues It is to our interest to keep Japan as our friend, even if there were no other consideration than a selfish policy. In the past, five years our export of goods to the land of tho little brown men has more than quadrupled, even with the hard times. In 1896 it amounted to $13,255,340. Of this amount $906,713 came from iron and steel goods, machinery, nails and pig iron. Of these goods Japan now buys from ns more than from Great Britain. The raw cotton she takes from us has served to keep •up the price of that staple for our southern planters. road to exploit;. It was a mountain of asphaltum, situated away back in the hills, 25 miles from the coast, Jsovr, I have seen the celebrated asphalt; lake of Trinidad, in the West In- indeed cut th» tdxroat of this goose that laid the golden eggs. Not only along the shore, but right into the surf, have the wells been driven. The sea here is tremendous. The great rollers come booming np and -Dver the beach and dash themselves with fury against the skeleton structures, threatening to leave them without a leg to stand on. Bat the drivers of 'these wells were men of experience and knew what they were about when they forced their drills and pipes down into the salt sea sands, and so they go on with their labors serenely, taking little notice of the blusterings of old Neptune. They tell a pretty story here about the discovery of oil at the borders of the sea, ascribing it to the predictions of a fortune teller, but the old oil man who showed-ine abotft the works said .bis attention had been first attracted by the seeping out of petroleum through the sands. Now and then, he admitted, his wells got: filled up with sand or sea water, but on the whole this experiment state full of wonders in my own couu- } try. Were it not so replete with attrac- i tious, in fact, I should have hied myself ; to other fields long since, but as it is I • cannot force myself to leave it. This asphalt mountain is practically inexhaustible, but being so far from the seacoast and far from any line of railroad it presents a problem difficult of solution—how to make it available. There is a demand for all the asphaltnm the world can produce for the paving of streets, etc., the only question being how to get it to market without the freight charges eating up the profits. My acquaintance, being a skilled engineer, thinks he has solved the problem, though I am rather doubtful of the practicability of his scheme. He purposes building—has already commenced building, in fact—a pipe line from the mountain to the -ooast«and will run the crude asphaltum through it. But as- phaltum being a solid, or a semisolid, how can this be done? Why, he has perfected a process, he says, by which the asphalt'is liquefied by means of chemicals, then forced through ,the pipe line to the point of shipping, after which the chemicals are abstracted, pumped back to the starting point at the mines and used again. It is a question whether this reducing the asphaltum to solubility, forcing it through 25 miles of pipe, then refining it again, will not catise its cost to exceed its value in the been quite (successful. The engines and the tanks, of course, are well up on the bank out oi rhe reach of the waves, but by means of rope connections the pumps are kept going, though working far out in the turmoil of the surf. FRED A. OBKR. UNPLACED MINISTERS. D»e swiftest steamship of today trav- •1s as fast M the railway train did U rears ago. OIL WELLS IN THE SURF. market, but the engineer has found men who have faith in him and his process j and who have invested several millions in the enterprise. We are prone to consider California as a land of gold, latterly as one rich in agricultural possibilities, but who. has thought, of it as an oil producing region? It is, however, in certain sections, and if you were- to visit with me the suburbs of Los Angeles, for instance, and view'there the forest derricks, the laboring pumps, the overflowing tanks and wells, you would have to revise your opinions, as I did. The history of oil discovery in California is but a repetition of the same discoveries elsewhere. That is, the experts' and the learned geologists who were summoned to give their opinions as to the possibilities here for oil declared it to be merely impossible for petroleum to exist in such geological formation. One learned (?) professor went so far as to deliver a series of lecturss on the subject and prove to the gaping multitudes thac, while there were undoubtedly large deposits of "brea" there, yet the oil could not exist in that formation, etc. Today, in the hills around beautiful Los Angeles, the unsightly derricks rise by hundreds, and thousands of gallons of oil are being pumped daily from that very formation. It seems indeed as if the Creator purposely hides his most precious tilings from the so called "experts" and reveals them to the "babes and sucklings" of mankind. Anyway, it is usually the expert who stumbles over the diamonds and gold i mines without the faintest suspicion they are there and the rough, nnedncat- | ed prospector who comes after him and digs up a bonanza. Although the oil producing wells are said to be failing around Los Angeles, yet it is predicted that with a tankage capacity of 250,000 barrels, the oil will be produced to tax even this enormous tankage within the next two years. The daily production of the oil wells of Los Angeles was recently estimated at 2,500 barrels, and it was predicted by oil men that the whole state would make a showing this year of a 2,000,000 barrel output. The cost of production is placed at about 75 cents a barrel, and the price TO consumers fluctuates, the recent introduction and development of a vast electric lighting scheme being a factor in forming the price. Toe methods employed here and the processes are the same as in the older fields, and have been too often described to possess the attraction of rj.ovelty. But if one wishes to see these processes laid bare, to view the gaunt derricks, the primitive but effectual machinery, he should come to this little sea hamlet of Summerland. It is a place which, but for the oil discovery, would have been sought as a charming retreat for th«. •waater dweller, with its dimpled hllla and. lorely hollows, nestled beside : the sea. Bat it is now ruined for such ft resort, as the whole sea border is lined with the oil reeking derricks. Bhortnghtad man, in his search and letire for imn:«4i*te •nrichmeat, hag Occupations to Which They Turn When Pulpits Are >'ot Available. [Special Correspondence.] CHICAGO, Oct. 19.—I met a friend of earlier years here the other day V-'-Q started in life as a minister with brigiit prospects. My first question after our mutual greetings was with regard to his professional progress. , "I'll be frank with you," he said. "I am not preaching anymore. That is, I have no church of my own, though I occasionally do a little talking from the pulpit on Sunday mornings. You see, I discovered that I wasn't fitted for the ministry, and I gave it up. What am I doing? Well, I'll tell you, but you mustn't repeat any names if you use the information I give you. I'm running a rotary press in a big eastern publishing house. The publisher was a college classmate of mine, and when I lost my last ministerial charge he suggested that I should read manuscript for him. But that didn't pay very well, and 1 couldn't stand it. Just then there was a strike in his pressrooms, and it was suggested that I should lay if I could handle the. rotary. '' Well, 1 tried, succeeded pretty well and have been at it ever since. I'm out here on a visit now, but when I'm cast I watch the machine rolling the paper through eight or ten hours a day every weekday as regular as any pressman bred to the trade. Yes, I like it well enough. The pay is better than I could get preaching in country churches, and I have to please only one boss, who knows his business. When I was preaching.. I had to please a good many who didn't know what they were talking about. I shall never preach regularly again." Now, although there are nearly 47,000 more churches than ministers, clergymen and priests in the United States—the figures for 1896 being 180,960 ministers and 183,761 churches— there are thousands and thousands of ministers who occupy no pulpit regularly. Many of them are incapacitated by age or illness, but they are not more numerous than those who, like my friend, have left the pulpit because the work did not please them or because they could do better from a financial viewpoint than to remain ja regular pastoral work. It would hardly be feasible to gather accurate statistics regarding the occupations these pnlpitlessi ministers drift into, but ic is perfectly, safe to say that those who become pressmen are very few indeed. Possibly the largest number are colltgy professors and teachers, though there is not nearly so close a bond as formerly between the college and the church, yet teaching of all professions is moat easily taken up by a man who has been trained for the ministry. Religious journalism has absorbed many. Of the religious newspapers and periodicals published in the United States a large proportion are edited by ministers. Nearly every one of the greater church papers is so edited, though in some cases the editors are also pastors. Occasionally a minister goes into secular journalism, -but failure is generally the result. Some of my readers are familiar no doubt with the young preacher from Newark, N. J., who became a reporter, but could not stand the strain after the quieter life of the minister, became a despondent and killed himself with cocaine. Occasionally a preacher leaves the pulpit for the stage, as did the Rev. Mr. ifilne. His is the only case of that sort that comes to mind at this moment, though I remember a Rev. Mr. Revnard who turned scene painter and frescoer of churches after several years of preaching to struggling country churches. More often they turn to the law, like the Rev. Hugh 0. Pentecost He did not make a brilliant; legal light and the same can probably be said of nearly every clergyman lawyer. In almost every big city there are some ministers .who fall into the executive work of organized charities. Many enter the employment of the official boards of their denomination. Twenty or 30 years ago the'calling of the colporteur, or distributer oi Bibles' and tracts gratuitously or very cheaply, was the refuge of many unplaced ministers, but colportage seems to have gone out largely of late years. The clerical lecturer, however, is still abroad in the land in good force, though temperance is b£ no means so' generally the subject of the lecturers as formerly. • Nearly every denomination makes Bome provisiom for its clergymen -who. have grown old and worn in faithful pulpit gerrice, the Methodist Episcopal cborch undoubtedly leading in. that dJi» nctian. DUXTKR J Embrace the Opportnnity. The Celebrated SMITH & STOUGHTON FINE SHOES. Winter Tans (full leather lined), Box Calf-two styles-$2.98, worth $5.00. Corduroy and Cloth Hats for men and boy's—Exclusive Novelties* Ask for Koyal Purple and Green Vesting Top Ladies' Shoes io Turns and Welts—Very Swell Logansport ™? Wabash Valley Gas Company. 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, Khenmatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headachy' Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Eiysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eezeina, Weak Back, Fever an* Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities ot the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. EVERY WOMAN M iiMdi • wliiMt. •••tlilr, T«pil»Ung medi«la«. Only b«l tlwpure«tdrujiik««ldl>«uie<l. If J « »»»» »*• b" 1 ! *•* Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills For sale" at Ben Fisher's. ,-aor> I/air Talk In Illinois. Marlon, Ills., Oct. 20.— Tony Barnard, the murderer of John Young, killed at Carterville, was brought to Marion yes- j terday. Threats of lynching: are indulged in and trouble is feared. There Is a rumor that a mob is on the way from Car- tervill-e to lynch the prisoner. G«n. McCfc-rnand Taken HL Springfield, Ills., Oct. 20.— The venerable John A. McClernand was seized suddenly yesterday with, a violent attack of chills and fever and is quite ill. He was delirious for a time. Struck on a TTeijrhing Grievance. Moweaqua, Ills., Oct. 20.— All the miners at the coal shaft here struck yesterday and the shaft is again idle. The grievance is local and relates to weighing the pit cars. All-America 'Wins Agftin. Indianapolis, Oct. 20.— The All-Amer- Icans won another game from the Baltl- mores yesterday by a score of 12 to 8. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Sprinter B. J. Wefers is to be tried before the A. A- U. on *. cbarge of professionalism Nov. 13. The TJ. S. S. Tanti«, which if an the way to Detroit. Micb-, via Jhe St. Law- moe rtw, has arrived at Halifax, N. S. Tk« animal T«fort ot U>« third »»- yjrtirmnigr general ahow* TTi. Xfermer Ambaomder Thorn** F. B»y- Mtf. it h •*«. nlB >«*a *««•* *»*• Jastern representative of TLondTon c«f>» italists. It is stated on authority that «v«r since Mrs. Langtry's sepaj-ation from: her husband she had paid him an ample allowance. The Judges of the supreme court indulge the hope that by the end of the January term of the court th'e docket will- be entirely clear. H. J. Mclntyre, IS years of age, wa» fined at St. Paul 125 for kissing Augusta Kreempet, a U-year-oId girl,. without her consent. The president, accompanied by Mr*. McKmley and Secretary Porter, fill leave Washington on the 29th for hi» home in Ohio to vote. An ordinance to reduce fares on Mark Hanna's 'Woodland avenue (Cleveland), street car line from 5 cents to practically 3 cents has been, defeated. The twenty-fifth annual convention of the Carriage Builders' National association was begun at the Grand Central palace, New Tork city, yesterday. K. P. Sheedy, the high diver, leaped/ from the Louisville and Jeffer»o»vtll* bHdge into the Ohio river, a dlstance- of 108 feet- He was not injured in the least. John Martin, an employ* of the United Btatw 'treasury, ha» ; been- arrested and indicted tor taking silver dollars front. WfB and substituting lead to make up. the weight. Consul Sharp, at Hton, Jfcpra, «ewto to the. state, department & rftppta* firm. the Kooe KeraM,-«lx>WlB« ttat4IWMt»- of w-ges in Japan to M ntv\ =.;.' •:?.:•_than

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