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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, October 30, 1897
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*>AILY PHAROS SATURDAY. OPT. 30, 1897. __ .. . Joins w. BARKIS. Ixmth&Ln * B»n>«». •D1TORB ASD PBOPRMTOH8. .£?£ $1^6 a year.jtrl.ctly m advance. Entered at the Logaosport. Ind W^fficc aa clae* mall matter, SB provided by law- GEOEOE M. PTJLLMAN cut ofl his two sons with an allowance of thiee thousand per year. Tbe bovs can lite right comfortably onj,bat sum. GEN JAMS LON^TKEET tbe confederate veteran was yesterday named as railroad commissioner for the United States to succeed Gen. Wade Hampton. WHEAT reached the dollar mark .D New York this week. Foreigners are still free buyers. Never before has our surplus of wheat been shipped out of tbe country at such a rapid rate Before another crop the Doited States will likely be short of wheat to meet nome demands. SENATOR~WOLCOTT has not yet despaired of reaching an International agreement providing for the free coinage of silver. The commission of which be Is at the head is now In Paris and a new plan of ope ration Is being formulated. It Is not believed that anything can be done without the aid of England France would reopen her mints at once if England would make any con cessions. ^^^^^ MAKK HANNAlsa fit representative of the monopolies which wield so much power in legislative halls. Like Fairbanks, of Indiana, be Is a corporation man. His interests are mil on the side of corporations. He has none of the elements of a statesman His candidacy for U, S. •enator marks the degeneracy of Ohio politics. In the earlier days of that great state men of the highest attainments represented tbe people In the senate of the United Stater. Now a man like Hanna who has nothing to commend him but •fast wealth, is chosen to fill the place once occupied 6y such men as William Allen, Salmon V. Chase, A. G. Thurman, Pendleton and Sher- mau. Wherever men ho apt public and private virtue, wherever men are struggling r.o up:ift their fallow men, wherever men grope ID the darkness of oppression, straining their eyes for tie breaking of the dawn of Ibeny, the news will cnmi as tbe tidings of the death of a friend. "All his life long be spoke and wrote and thought and prayed ai.d dreamed of one thing only—th«- cau<e of the plain people against corruption and despotism. And he died with his armor on, with bis swo d fl isniug, in the front of tbe battle, scalmg the breastworks of intrenched r.uiruptlon aod despotism. He died as he lived. He died a her i's death. He died as he would have wished to die—jn the battle field, spending his last strength In a blow at the enemies of the people." i VETEKANWARSHIP, FIRED THE FIRST SHOT IN THE REAL -CONRilCT OF As everybody expected Secretary Gage will try to induce congress to place the finances of the United States on & permanent gold basis. Such is his interpretation of the meaning of "sound money . " "Whenever the word "coin" is stricken from the bonds issued by the government and the word "gold" Inserted, all chances of restoring silver to its constitutional functlrns as a money mttal will be gone, and the debt ot this country, both Interest bearing and non-Interest bearing will have to be paid by the people In gold. Tbe bond holders and the bond speculator will be the chief beneficiaries of the change. This has been the trend of all legislation since the close of the civil war. Will congress approve? TOT situation in the mayorality contest In New York City has been greatlj changed by the death of Henry George. It is probable that & large part, of the George vote will 20 Local Advertising. The author of "Fowler's Publicity," 8. work devoted to advertising infonna- twn and advertising forms, has altogether correct ideas as to the usefulness Of tho local newspaper. He declares there is only one indispensable advertising medium through which the local merchant is to inako himself known, und that is the local newspaper. An advertisement in tho home paper is worth more than an acre of circulars. Mr. Fowler says flatly that many of tho newspapers in the smaller cities are grander examples of journalism than half the so called dailies. This shows that tbe writer is a shrewd and observing man, as well as an honest one, and he gives further proof of it when he assorts that no great daily can ever blanket tho local newspaper, from which has been evolved all the other newspaper* of the world as well as all the magazines and periodicals. Local information in a newspaper is the only information that all the people read. They want first to know what is taking place among the people about them. Regularly, therefore, they peruse the local columns of their home paper, advertisements and all. Here arc some of the jewels from the Fowler casket: "Go through any town and notice the stores that look the best and appear to pay the best; look into the shops that seem to be doing business, whether the occupants are tinkers or merchants, and the advertisements of these places will be found in the local newspaper." Further, the local merchant who cannot, use the home newspaper "has something the matter with him," our author says. The trouble is with this merchant, not with, the paper. Mr. Fowler reaches the heart of things and states a great truth when he says, "The majority of local editors and publishers are philanthropists as well as money earners, and they make their papers as good as the support giv en them warrants. " We always knew it. As to tho form of advertisements in a home newspaper, the writer thinks that while they do not occupy too much space they generally contain from two to 25 times too much matter, and the firm name generally occupies typo from two to five times too large. The name of the goods should bo prin ted at tbe top in a local newspaper, not the name of the firm. "The local merchant should advertise the goods he sells six times more prominently than he advertises himself. " "No business is too small to be advertised if the town is not too large." "There should be some brain trouble retreat for the regeneration of tho few- local merchants who defy custom, opinion, experience and fact in their attempt Sjoi «nd B»d Fortune" of tbe Pre»1<lentr-Heroic John Rodrers Won Glory on Her Deck—Decatnr Lo»t th« Ship, bat Saved Bin Honor. (•Copyright. 1897. by American Press Asso- elation. Book rights reserved.] ' KCLE 3AM is awakening to the d e s i r ability of preserving relics of bis foreign wars. Mexican and British trophies are the most sought after of all the sights of the capital. At the close of the World's fair there was added a new treasure, the famous "Long Tom" gun from the privateer General Armstrong, used with such execution against the Britons in 1814. Efforts are making to secure an ap propriation to put Old Ironsides in trim to begin another century, and her sister ship, the President, captured by a British squadron after peace was declared , in 1815, may yet find anchorage beside her at tbs dock where she was built. The President was a 44 guu frigate like the Constitution, but didn't have the run of luck which helped make Old Ironsides famous. Throughout tbe war of 1812 Napoleon's attitude kept Great Britain at war^with ever}- nation that did not second" h'er in working for his downfall. A favorable arrangement between France and the United States had caused British cruisers on the American coast jhrew Rodgers several feet in the air. As he fell nig leg was broken. In spite of the. disaster the President broadside guns were double shotted, md the starboard fire, delivered with telling effect open the Belvidera. The enemy's fire was also accurate, every shot "striking the President. After another broadside the latter began to lose on the chase, and darkness enabled the Belvidera co escape after casting her anchors overboard and pumping tons of water frow her bold. Koagers made three more cruises in the President, but failed to bring his enemy to battle. He was finally transferred to the captive ship Guerriere. Decatur took command of tbe President and sailed from the blockaded port of 5Tew York on Jan. 12, 1815, before the news of tbe treaty of Ghent, signed in December previous, reached America. Sailing continuously, he escaped the blockaders, but on' the evening of the 14th ran into a British squadron 65 miles off Sandy Hook. Decatur turned about, hoping to make the eastern end of Long Island, but next morning the President was chased by four British ships of war. These were the Endymion, Pomone, Teuedos and Majestic. The President, deeply laden with stores for a long r r WE THEM FITS. cruise, soon found the Endymion rapidly overtaking her. Decatur lightened his ship to increase her speed, but to little purpose. At 8 o'clock in the afternoon the Endymiou came down with a fresh breeze, which the President did not feel, and opened her bow guns upon the latter. The fire was quickly returned. At 5 o'clock the Endymion gained an advantageous position and terribly )ruised the President, while the latter could not bring, a gun to bear on her antagonist. It was evident that the Endymion was endeavoring to gradually sring the President to-an unmanageable wreck. Perceiving this, Decatur That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. Put- making-Fall Suits and Over coats c to order from $1&to $40.00. H G.Tucker, Tailor, 4th and Broadway. ^=PATENTS== American and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and" Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. »••••»««•» _ _ _ ^ , __ _ ._. _— ^. -, — v ^-^_ .^ -r B B. QORDON. 10 Van Wyck, the Tammany candidate. Heory George favored the election of Seth Lowe in case he could not succeed. He was opposed to Tammany because he believed Croker is a thief and that he would dominate in the management of city affairs. He said the day before his death that it elected mayor he would use all the power at bis command to send Croker, the Tammany boss, and Senator Platt, the Bepub- llcan boss, to the penitentiary. He charged that both these men had made their fortunes by levying tribute upon office halders. GZOKGB was an honest man and a man of unquestionable courage. The fact that he should enlist such an army of followers on the merits of a good name proves to the world that people love an nones t leader. Henry George was incorruptible and would yield to no boss. Had he lived, the country would have been surprised at the enormous TOte he would have received. In the mayoralty contest. He was JeSer- sonian Democrat—one who believed in the greatest liberty consistent. with the public good and who in- listed In granting equal rights to all; special prlviliges to none. His name is known throughout the world and his single tax theory may be at EO distant day accepted as the tine method of checking the concentration of wealth. ETBBT newipaper in New York of whatew political >-• belief ••peaks bighljr of Henry G«oig«. The World pay§ thli beautiful tribute to the memory of tbe gre»tani»: "Hunry George isde*d.|Thit «en- t*no« tolli through ths world like tbe Uoomlng of a mighty tuneral : o«ll. to get along without newspaper;advertising. " With these few quotations vre close, merely remarking that the local editor and publisher is ready, as always, to prove his philanthropy through the usefulness of his advertising columns. Tbe governor of the Bank of England in his interview with a reporter explains just tiow it is that tbe British cabinet is able to sit upon tho bank. The bank belongs to a private company, which formulates its financial policy. Therefore when the governor of the bank said the institution was ready to keep one- fifth of its reserve in silver when the mints of France and the United States should be opened to free coinage he promised only what he had a right to da After this promise vras made, however, a storm of protests from business men was showered both upon the bank authorities and the Salisbury cabinet The government declared that the mints of India would not be reopened to the coinage of silver. The Bank of England, although a private corporation, •was thereupon obliged to back down from the position it had taken on silver. Why? Because, as the governor explained, "the government is the bank's best customer, and whenever it -makes a request we do our best to comply, " Silver Heels was a very suggestive name when it was given to a fleet little schooner -which sailed away from New York with-a load of men, supplies and ammunition for the Cuban patriots. The authorities sa-w only the flash of her sil- YW heels after the Teseel was beyond hailing distance. to become more and more annoying to American commerce. A richly laden vessel bound to France was captured within 30 miles of New York, and early in May, 1811, a British frigate supposed to be the Guerriere stopped an American brig only 18 miles from New York. The government resolved to send out one or two of, the new frigates to protect American commerce from British cruisers. The President, lying at Annanolis, was ordered to put to sea at once, under the command of Commodore Eodgers, and search for the Guerriere. She weighed anchor and proceeded down Chesapeake bay, and on tbe Uth passed the capes of Virginia out into the Atlantic. Eodgers saw a vessel on the eastern horizon. Having exchanged signals, the stranger bore otf southward. Thinking she might be the Guerriere, Rodgers gave chase. Early in the evening of May 16 Rodgers was so near that he inquired, "What.ship is that?" The question, repeated, came from the stranger. Eodgers immediately reiterated his question, which, before be could take his trumpet from his mouth, was answered by a shot that lodged in the mainmast of the President. Rodgers ordered a return shot. It was followed by three shots from bis antagonist and" then by. a broadside with Dinskerry. Then Rodgers, "equally determined, " he said, "not to be tbe aggressor or suffer the flag of my country to be insulted with impunity," gave orders for a general fire. His antagonist was silenced within six minutes, anc the guns of the Pre-sident.ceased firing, whcD suddenly her antagonist opeuec fire anew. Again she was silencer!. anc at dawu the president saw her «?vera' miles to the leeward. Rodgers ascer tained that his enemy was his majesty's ship Little Belt, Captain A. B. Bmg- ham, which was searching fortbeGuer- riers on the American coast. After an, investigation the two governments were willing to bury the affair in oblivion, but the people of both countries were stirred to more bitter animosity. Commodore Rodgers was in the port of New Yorfcwhen war was declared in command of a small squadron, comprising the President (his flagship), tbe Essex. Captain Porter, and the Hornet,. Captain Lawrence. He received orders to sail immediately on a cruise. Havicc information that a fleet of West India merchantmen had sailed for England under a convoy, he steered for the gull stream to intercept it. He had been joined by a small squadron under Coin modore Decatur, comprising the United States (flagship), the Congress and th>. Ar^us. J^eetiUga vessel which had boon boarded by the British ship Belvidera. Rodgers pressed sail, and in the couri«? resolved to run down upon the Endymion, take her by boarding and trans- ;er his crew to the swifter vessel. But the commander of the Briton managed his vessel so that the two were orougnt abeam of each other. Both de- 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 teath. SPAIN'S REPLY TO UNCLE SAM. for He most toncbincr tribute at the grare of Charles A. Dana was a small Cuban flag in immortelles, inscribed in Spwiak -with the worda, "The «40ob»." ,.,.- DECATUP.'S FIGHT IS THK PRESIDENT. livered tremendous broadsides. Every attempt of Decatur to lay the President alongside the Eudymion was foiled The gallant captain was twice wound ed, but refused to leave the deck. He now determined to dismantle his antagonist. The two frigates ran side by side for 2>.< hours, discharging broadsides at each o'ther, until the Eudymion, having had most of her sails cut from the yards, fell astern and would have struck her colors in a few minutes. At that moment the Pomone and Tenedos were seen approaching. The President kept on her course and vainly tried to escape. The pursuers closed upon her and at 11 o'clock made a simultaneous attack. Decatur thought of surrender. One- fifth of hi;; crew was disabled, bis ship crippled and a fourfold force opposed to him. Just then tbe Pomone fired a second broadside, which killed a number of men on the President. "She means to sink us!" exclaimed Decatur, his face streaming blood from two ugly wounds. "To your quarters, my lads, and renew your "fire." Before the command could be obeyed the Touedos ranged up on the President's starboard bow and hailing was answered: "This is the American frigate President. We have surrendered!" The reports to the British admira) ty stated that the President was captured by the Majestic. Tenedos, Endymiou and Pomoiie. Bluff old Admiral Cochrane remarked. "Why, the President was completely mobbed!'' The veteran ship has been in the regular British navy since her capture and now lies at tbe West India docks at London. Her name has never been changed. It has been suggested in England that she be returned in a general exchange of war trophies held by the two nations. GEORGE L. KILMER. De Lome Gives an Excellent Pointer an Enterprising Special. New York, Oct. 30.—Senor Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish minister yesterday confirmed the tenor of dispatches regarding Spain's answer to Woodford's note. De Lome is at the Hotel St. Maro with his family. He was at first disinclined to discuss diplomatic matters at all. Then he said: "The Associated Press has been saying that our answer is most conciliatory, and not likely to produce international friction of any kind, has it not?" Being- answered in the affirmative, De Lome continued: "WellT if the ASEO- ciater! Press continues to say that it will find that it is right when, the correspondence between the two nations is made public." •World Opens a- Memorial Fund. New York, Oct. 30.-The World has Sut to U lenrV th ^rS i0 Vse P ni Pulitzer subscribed $1,000, Mayor Strong | $50, Mayor P. J- Gleason (of Long Inland City), 550 znd Charles StecKler (leader of the Manhattan Democracy), J25. ;ioa to Cfafo, November ist to 6th_ —Via— Pennsylvania Lines. The Horse Show and Tat Stock ExhibltlO* will be opened at Chicago during first week of November. Low rate excursion tickets *U1 b» 6old Nov. 1st to titli. both dates Inclusive, to Chicago from ticket euitioDB on Pennsylvania. Lines; return coupons valid Sunday, Mov.7tb» STEPHEN DECATUR. of 36 hours he discovered the Belvidera, gave chase and overtook her ofi Nan tucket shoals. Ca.ptain Rcdge-rs personally pointed and discharged one of tbt bowxdxMe guns of the President, and his shot went crashing into the gunroom of Ma antagonist driving her people from it. ;That-wras the first hostile shot of the war fired, afloat- Two more shots v6ie*nt'home, but as ,the fourth,the .President's gnns bnrst.kiiled anil Vound- •d Id juea, blew up the forecastle and When Doctors Dinaeree. Doctors rarely or never criticise each other in the presence of laymen, the idea being apparently that to do so •would tend to weaken an existing and most commendable belief on the part of the general public in the infallibility of every regular practitioner. It is just possible that 'there is.no such belief, and that even the doctors themselves know that nobody is deceived when, as often happens, one of them reverses entirely a dismissed brother's treatment of a case and at the same time praises both the treatment and the brother •with fervid cordiality. Be that as it may. when the doctors get together, as in their state convention, the infallibility theory gets some dreadfully hard knocks- The author oi one paper read declared that 75 per cent of physicians habitually neglected a malady that produiies an enormous amount of deafness; a second said that large proportion of the operations f etc ftppeiidicitis'Vere wholly unnecessary, while half a dozen o;f them expressed opinion that most abpses of medical charity, about- which "the profession complains so bitterlv;,Vere the direct , result of unwise or diihonest conduct on tbe part of the profiission's own mem- —New York Time* ^ : ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. There is a heavy frost reported near Denison, Tex., and in the Indian Territory. It will help the cotton crop. It is believed the forgeries perpetrated by Professor Martin Friedberg before his suicide at Toledo will reach 550,000. Mrs. Henry W. Guy, of Rockford. Ills., was so terribly burnsif by the explosion of a lamp that she died a short time afterward. The president has appointed James Longstreet, the ex-Confederate, commissioner of railroads, vice Wade Hampton, resigned. A disastrous explosion occurred in the Amarillas shaft of the Grand Central mine at Minas Priestas, Mex. Thirteen men -were killed outright. A large chuck of float copper, shaped Kike an ax, was found in Waushara county, Wis. On one side of it i« the clear impression of a. leaf. The city of Cambridge, Mass., with a population of 85,000, has had no saloons since 1SS6, the people voting no license tor eleven consecutive years. A Green Bay, Wis., saloonkeeper, Joseph Conrad, has beer, convicted of sell- Ing liquor to an intoxicated person ar.d sentenced to forty days in jail. Judge Hazelrigg delivered an opinion In the court of appeals of Kentucky in which the court holds that labor unions have a property right in their labels. Word has just reached Monument, Colo., that on Monday night John Roach was frozen in the snow storm in the lane near Howard Williams' ranch. Five rr.ilch cows belonging to J. A. Bailey, of Jackson county, WSs., died from dry murrain. Tbe disease was brought on by the smut on corn fodder. A reward of S20C is offered for the capture of John Bumiller, the alleged, murderer of Trapper French in Forest county, Wis., who is supposed to be in Mari- uette. An anonymous letter received by the metier of Mamie Doan, the girl who l« missing for six weeks at Chicago, tells her that her daughter was seen alive in ttiat city last Wednesday. Four farmers near Evansvllle, "Wle., have just returned from Montana with 16,000 sheep, which they bought for J3 each, and will fatten during the -winter and sell In Chicago In th« psilng. Steps mre about to be taken by Insurance Commlasiocer Campbell, of, Michigan, to clo»* up ti* biuineM of th* Commercial, Trtcottntj *nd Wolvertnt. Fire Imuranc* conpaiiiw,! ot Satfuw. EXCURSIONS Indianapolis Nov. I4> 16 and 18, via Pennsylvania Lines. For I. 0, 0. F. Bute Meetings (Grand ••- catnpmem, >'ov 15lh—Grand 1/odge, Kov.17* tnd 18th). low rate excursion ticket* will b» sola to Indianapolis, November ISth and l«h irom ticket station* on Pennsylvania Line* te- Indiana, and November 17th from rtatlonnxrt exceeding 100 mile* from Indianapolis. B«t»t» tickets valid Fricay, November l»th. The North Walk ; flystery BY WILL N. HARBEN A Stirring Stoty of « Mysterious Crime and the mnning' down of the criminal. We hare purchased the rights and the story will b« Published ' to Thto Paper Look for ft

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