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JAILYPHABOS WEDNESDAY. OCT. 27, 1897. BKKJ.T. LOOTHAI*. JOHK W. BABNXS. Lonthain A Barnes. •DITOKB AKD PROPRIETORS. TEBM8 OF 8PB8CEJPT10N — Daily per week. 10 cent*: per month 40 cents; per year itrlctly In advance). t*-50 The Weekly Pharoa and the Saturday Pharos, the vwo forming the Serai-Weekly ~".ltlon, *1.25 a year, strictly in advance. • Entered attheLoganeport, Ind.,po8toffloe ae teoono class mall matter, as provided by law. THE Democratic outlook from latest reports Is encouraging In Ohio. Eanna will be beaten. UNDER tbe law of Illinois the estate of George M. Pullman will be required to pay an Inheritance tax of $300,000. IK there IB no oil at New Waverly, tbe northwest theory as Peru a3 a base, can not be adhered to. From latest reports the oil bearing rock runs southwest from Peru. IF Mark Hanna is re-eJected to the lenale, It will indicate that the strength of the trusts and the corporations has not been weakened since tbe November elections last year. If he is defeated it will mean that the people are tired of being misrepresented In congress by money bags. _ NEITHER the Pharos nor the Democratic members of the council are opposed to providing the electric light plant with the machinery required to give the consumers of the city a good electric light service, When new machinery Is purchased it should be ol sufficient capacity to provide ample light. ELSEWHERE In these columns will be found Bcommunication from Win. Dolan concerning the city electric light plant which merits careful perusal. He speaks of the obstacles overcome In the construction of the plant, of its earning capacity and of Its value as-tine of the city's assets. It will be observed that he relieves Mr. Boyer of much of the responsibility of Its construction. THE newspapers are again taking up the mysterious disappearance ot oneChas. F. Llspenard. The only mystery about it is that Llspenard has left for parts unknown. He is a globe trotter. He is perhaps enjoying life somewhere under an assumed name. After living In Lo^anepnrt for a number of years he discovered that he was living uuder an assumed name and went back to New York to have the matter fixed up. CONGRESSMAN STEELE!S not going to have a walk-over in his race for rerjcminatlou. If renomlnated be will probably be elected because the district has a normal Republican majority of -3000. Steele will surely get no votes from Cass county in the next congressional convention. He has ignored the Republican workers In this county entirely, although many have longed for>some semblance of reward, Cass county will likely have a candidate for congress" in the field, and if the Republicans have anybody that possesses tbe sagacity of a manager, they should easily form a combination that will lead them to victory In she convention. Spring In Autumn The strangely prolonged warm -weather of this fall produced some freaks of vegetable growth. It seemed as though nature had really been cheated and thought it was the beginning of the year instead of the close, like an old man who obtains his second sight and ceases to use spectacles. • At any rate, from various parts of the country come pleasant tales of spring flowers and even fruit appearing among the red and brown leaves of the dying summer growths. A" man on a farm near Boston a little while ago plucked a spray of apple blossoms growing on a tree that held at the same rime a crop of beautiful, rosy, ripe Baldwins. From Rhode Island comes the information that a man near Providence had picked from his garden a box of fine strawberries. In city parks shrubs that bloomed in the spring seem to have wakened from their rest under the warm sun rays of this autumn and put forth occasional pale, fragile little blossoms as if forerunners of a new spring. Such efforts of nature may be regarded as freaks, but in Denver there have this fall been actually grown luscious ripe strawberries that were not a freak or anything like it. They are the result of careful plans and experimenting on the part of Denver gardeners. The success has been snch as to warrant the enterprising horticulturists in the belief that a few more seasons will see | Denver the shipping point for a great fall strawberry trade. The fruit, so far as quality is concerned, is all that is to be wished. The price in the Denver market, however, is 50 cents a quart. Autumn strawberries are not at all rare in Europe. We have not heard, though, of any systematic attempt to produce them hitherto in this country. The method employed is to cut out the top of a strawberry plant after the first crop has fruited. This starts it to growing again, and the warm sun brings into being the blossom and berry. QUITE ASPECIM Shows on the Horizon of Anglo- French Movements in the Hinterland of Africa. EHAEP SEMI-OrriCIAL STATEMENT A Free Frees Did It. Tbe fight made upon the banters' syndicate to prevent tne government beinjt robbed of 120,000,000, Has been successful. "President Mc- Klnley has directed that the sale of the Union Pacific road be postponed until December 15th. The syndicate don't want a postponement and has already agreed to pay 18,000,000 more than previously offered if the eale is not postponed. The govern ment should not lose one cent of its claim against the Union Pacific road Its claim is worth one toutidred cents on the dollar. It now seems as though the government may get the lull amount of its claim. If It shall, it will be due to a free press knocking out a Wall street syndicate formed to rob the government. The two million dollars contributed to Hanna'a campaign fund will be lost by the bankers who contributed It. A free press prevented John }. McCook, the agent of the Wall street syndicate from being appointed attorney-general. A free press forced President Mc~Klnley to postpone the «ale of the Union Pacific road. A free press will force the bankers' syndicate to pay the government's claim in full or lose the road. After the fashion of «n ill balanced nature, Weyler suddenly became as merciful as before ha had been harsh and cruel when he gave liberty to near ly all the Cubans he had deported from their native land. Perhaps ii would be uncharitable to say that in taking this worse he was Quite •willing to leave complications for his successor in Cuba B* theM pictured monsters EaHmos from faroff north Greenland? S'o; they m only Tale Moion tn their football "P«ota." '.'.'... A Roman or American University. A question the most interesting and important of any that has come up for ionsideration in the Roman Catholic church of the United States made its appearance at the very beginning of the deliberations of the national gathering of prelates at Washington. The question in brief is whether the policy of the Eoman Catholic church in the United States aud the Roman Catholic university at Washington, apart from matters of faith, church usages, etc., shall be dictated from Rome or whether a measure of home rule shall be allowed to American Catholics, Powerful and learned priests, with Archbishops Keaue and Ireland at their head, declare that a system of administration adapted to European countries, aud especially to Italy, is not suited to this free aud enlightened republic. They say it is better for the interests of the chnrch itself that a policy in accordance with American institutions be pursued, that policy to be shaped by priests who understand perfectly the English language and the people they are among. Opposed to the liberal Americanizing policy is the professor of dogmatic theology in the university, Mgr. Schroeder. Something of a sensation was created by Archbishop Keane's statement in his address to the prelates that the pope himself sympathized entirely with the plan to adapt the great university wholly to the American spirit—in short, to make it "absolutely American. " An individual who opposed this policy his holiness himself, according to the archbishop, characterized as a "refractaire. " Liberally translated into American English that would mean a crooked stick. ISHIUH! at Paris and an Equally Sharp Retort from the British Colonial Office— Indications That the First Big Coming Fight Will Be Between a Couple of Traditional Antagonists—Cuban Conservatives All Tom Up Over Sagasta's Policy. Paris, Oct. 27.—A semi-official statement regarding: the reported trouble in West Africa was issued last evening. It says: "The ne\vs frcm West Africa foreshadows great difficulties in Xikki and in Borgu. The Niger company (British) is sending officers there to incite rebellion and distribute arms to the natives. In view of this situation French troops have been dispatched to that district from Seneg-al as a preventive measure. Moreover, the British negotiators for a settlement of the Niger question have been in Paris for over a. week, and everything- points to Great Britain seeking to let matters drag. Seemingly she does not intend to discuss the question, but means will undoubtedly be found to foil these tactics. French Warned to Keep Off the Grass. London, Oct. 27.—Replying to the semi-official statement concerning the dangerous state of affairs in West Africa issued in Paris last evening-, the British colonial officials last night declared that there does not seem to be any reasonable fear of complications at Nikki, "provided the French government behaves reasonably." But, it was added at the colonial office. Great Britain has taken the determination to more effectually police her territory and "if the French persist in trespassing complications will naturally ensue." Some More Possible Trouble for Him. London, Oct. 27.—The Odessa correspondent of The Daily Mail, commenting on the immense growth p£ the Russian navy in recent years, especially in transport vessels, says: "Russia could quickly pour hundreds of thousands of troops and the material of war into India by way of the Black sea and the trans-Caucasian and Daghestan railways. England would be at an enormous disadvantage if involved in a war with Russia, while the Russians boast that in the event of a crisis the Ameer of Afghanistan would be on their side." India Tribesmen Full of Fight, Simla, Oct. 27.—Official advices received here yesterday from Kharappa announce that a large foraging party of British troops Monday captured the village of Kimadban and secured a quantity of supplies. On retiring the troops were hotly followed by the enemy to within a mile of the British camp. Cn the British side nine men, including Colonel Hadowa, were wounded. The ccr,fidence of insurgent tribesmen is increasing, and they are offering a determined front in all directions. The British officers say the tribesmen e*cel in guerrilla warfare and are wonderful skirmishers. The enemy is fully supplied with ammunition and large reinforcements are joining the insurgent camps. CONSERVATIVES OPPOSE SAGASTA. In the course of her rocketlike career Mrs. Gertrude Atherton has made some wild statements, but perhaps the wildest of all is that in The Contemporary Review in which she says "divorce is the rule in the United States." What an awful whopper this is, even for a novelist! When we consider that at least uinety-nine-one-hundredths of the married couples in this country live together quietly and more or less peaceably and happily, as the case may be, and never dream of getting a divorce, we can only account for Mrs. Atherton's bad break on the ground that she wish es to astonish the natives across the wa ter. The newspapers of Georgia have taken hold of the task of abolishing the convict labor system of the state, a system which allows so many abuses to creep in. The Savannah News favors state farms on which the convicts shall be employed. The convicts it would have maintained on these farms iu various parts of the state. Thence they oould be taken wherever they were •wanted for work, especially that one great work on -which the convicts of all the states should be employed—road- building ajid road mending. The mightiest labor war ever inaugurated is being fought out in the strike of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers of Great Britain. It has now continued four months -without any sign of a break. The rumors of settlement from time to time have proved false in every case. The gigantic proportions the affair has MKumed may-to known, from the appeal the strikers'send to Ameri* for money. In that appeal they declare that $100,000 a week is-required to them. For Friday = Off. BARGAIN FRIDAY. s "We name the Price and dictate tne Conditions. The Shoes Must fee paid for before leaving the store. Of course money back always, but no exchange. You have the privilege of fitting on "before leaving the store. Choice of Any Men's or Ladies' Shoe in the Store $3.33. These goods are reduced from $5 and $6, They are our very finest, hand made, tan and rope stitch, Patent Leather Silk ..Top, Enamel Kid Top, the choicest line of shoes on earth, all new toes, and carry with each sale all the advantages and benefits as if sold at full price, viz: Twenty coupons on China or Glasswear—Twenty-one free shines. Reforms in Cuba to Meet witli Vigorous Opposition—Death of G«-n. Castillo. Havana, Oct. 27.—The failure of the autonomist policy of the new Spanish cabinet seems more and more aparent every day. 'Dissensions are known to exist among the autonomist leaders and the conservatives have pronounced themselves strongly opposed to the granting of an autonomist form of government to Cuba and have—so to say- washed their hands of the consequences which may follow if the government at Madrid persists in carrying out the plans or Premier Sagasta. The conservatives Monday night held a meeting in this city lasting- four hours, v at which several speeches were made in opposition to the policy of autonomy for Cuba, and it was unanimously agreed that the conservative party should energetically oppose auionomy'and the policy of the Sagasta cabinet in this direction, Senor Francisco de los Santos Guzman, a leading conservative and deputy, protested strongly against the new policy of the Spanish government, classing it as "political suicide. The speaker warmly criticised the Madrid government because it had not availed itself of the "genuine and historical representation of the autonomist party, which has remained loyal to Spain during the war in spite of the insults from the rebel juntas of New "Fork and Paris," asserting that the government was availing itself of the services of reformists who had suddenly transformed themselves into autonomists, instancing •the appointment as general treasurer of Senor Estariislno de AatOnio. who was secretary general during the administration of General Callejo in Cuba, and during whose term of office the country had beer, "greatly agitated with reforms." or a campaign in that direction. Details of the killing of General Castillo, a noted rebel leader, are officially Itated as follows: A Spanish force engaged in escorting a convoy of provisions was attacked by the Romero branch of the insurgent force, reinforced by the insurgents under General Castillo. The extreme advance guard of the Spanish troops surrounded the insurgents ar.d compelled them to retreat and eventually seek refuge in the liills. There the insurgents were pursued from hill to hill by civil guards and eventually General Castillo fell with three others, suffering from bullet -wounds. In the midst of the fight Captain lledel. of the Spanish troops, cut down ar.d killed Romero, the Insurgent leader. The wife and children of Castillo are understood to be living in Xew York. After the body had been formally identified, the remains of Gec- terday in the cemetery of Colon. Tb« Spanish Keply to Sherman. Washington, Oct. 27. — Confirmation from official sources is given that the Spanish authorities at Madrid^delivered to "Woodfortl Monday evening the answer- of SpaTn to the representations of the United States contained in Wocd- ford's instructions. Under these circumstances .it Is.'not. daunted that ths United States minister-has advised the mttthoiitles'Tiere' on "the' essential feature* of .the, reply., Tt -will -not be-made public on : either fide Of tbe l This is How it Works on Lower Grades. It u $1.^0 Ladies' or Men's Shoes, including coupons. T *J .. , . . i t L LL it 2.OO 2.50 3-00 III •• - - " " >i.oo- I 1.34 ' u u u u u u n u .. 2.0O .. 2.34 « 2.67 THESE FOR FRIDAY. The Otto Shoe and Clothing Company. GREAT AUCTION •OF- Buggies, Carriages & Harness Saturday, Oct. 30, '97, At ten o'clock a. m., I will sell at my store, 617 Broadway, Logansport, Ind. 2,3 New Buggies, Q Second-Hand Buggies, S Road Wagons, S Canopy Top Carriages, 1O Leather Top Carriayes* together with a Large Assortment of Plush and Fur ROBES, HORSE BLANKETS and many other things too numerous to mention, in fact everything that goes in connection with a horse or a buggy. These goods will be sold without reservation to the highest bidder. TEEMS-— On all sales under Five Dollars ($5) cash; on all sums over Five Dollars (f 5), we will cive time until Sept. 1st, 1898, on good responsible paper. To anyone wishing to buy for cash, we will live a discount of five per cent (5) from the price at which the good* may be knocked off. All notes to- draw six per cent (6) interest. George Harrison, 617 to 623 BROAD WAV. rilVE THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. Far making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16- to $40.00.. H- Gr. 'Tucker, Tailor, 4tb and Broadway. -PATENTS- American and Ganadlai* Patents promptly obtained,.Patent,Mechanical antf Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed , ; B B. GORDON. Keck The linen edges to be worn turned over a dress stock or collar nmsc be kept immaculate to be beantiful, but with eare they give a dainty touch to a •woman's dress. In a somewhat cheap embroidery they cost 50 cents, in a finer quality with a plain hemstitch sixty odd cents, arid in finer embroidery 75 cents; Hemstitching is pretty work to be done at home, and these simple edges have only to be pat on the binding, which is worn inside the collar, an opening being left at the back and front of the edge. It wOTild not be a difficult matter to fashion these dainty little collar protectors :Erom handkerchiefs having narrow hems or embroidered edges. Two gets oould be made from a single •handkerchief with very little trouble and comparatively small expense. A handkerchief Accidentally torn or spotted oonld be need in this way.—Exchange. Ballmorc Wl»» One Own*. Cedar Rapids, I*., Oct. n.—Baltimore fefeftted the All-Amerlcaf wrgr*Katlonfey More of IF t» 4 beta* * l*i(* crowd lur* '