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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, November 2, 1897
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UAILY PHAROS TUESDAY 1897. JOHN W. BABHZ8. Lonthaln A Barnca- WDlTORg AND PROPRIETORS. TKRMB OF SUBSCRIPTION - Dully T*T •week 10 cents; per month 10 cents: per year «iricUr in advance) J4.50 Tbe Weekly Pbaro* and the Saturday Pharoi the i^O forming tbe Berol-Weekly •^Ition. J1.26 a ytar, strictly In advance. Entered at the Logansport, Ind,,poBtofflce as •econo clasn mail matter, ae provided by Jaw. THE Union Pacific railroad was nold yesterday to tbe bankers' syndicate. The government realized tbe full amount due It on the second mortgage indebtedness. Two weeks ago the syndicate would have made $8, 000, 000 out Of the sale and the government would Lave loat that sum. HENKY GEORGE supported Bryan for the presidency. He did not coincide with all the views advanced by Mr. Bryan, but he bad sonfidence in his Integrity and believed tuat the affairs of tbe naliou would be lmn estly administered by him. He was confident, that the Interests of the common people would be sub- served by his election. THE great, campaign now being waged In New York City should result in making corruption odious. It should clear the political atmosphere as lightning destroys noxious vapors, The Independent forces in politics ,have hurled defiance at the bosses. They have made bossism odious. Both Platt and Croker have been badly smirched in the great canvass that has been made in New York City. Tbe light of publicity has exposed their career of plunder and bereafter they ghcmld wield no influence among honest men. HOME AND SOCIETY! A CAMPAIGN EXPEBT. SENATOR BiLLY MASON SPEAKING. ON STUMP Greater Burdens I than Delicate Women Can Bear Without] Help. Women may find Strength and Inspiration in Dr. Greene's Nervura for the Nerves and Blood. D •Av i ^ (I 1 >M EX-SENATOR CALVIN S. BEIGE, of Ohio, in an interview expresses the -utmoet confidence of Democratic success In Ohio. He takes a hopeful Tlew of the situation, saying that "there \s ft bright future ahead of the Democratic party, for the principles of Jeflerson can never die, an3 al} "pod Pempcrats will get together "on those ptinciples. No man can help promote these principles by getting outside of his party, and If he does not always agree with the way the affairs of the party are<managed, tbe place for him to work is on the Inside, not tbe outside." THE administration has shown through Secretary Gage, its purpose to establish the finances of the government on a gold basis. It will recommend to congress that gold bonds be issued from the proceeds of the sale of which, tbe greenback currency is to be called in, redeemed and cancelled. It is proposed to go further even than this and to refund the entire bonded indebtedness of the government at a lower rate of interest by redeeming the coin bonds now outstanding with bonds payable in gold If congress favors the recommendation, we shall •vie with England in the permanency of the gold standard. It will mean the crowning victory in the eflort to destroy silver as a money metal, It will still further increase the demand for gold and lessen the demand for silver. It will still further enhance the purchasing power of gold and lessen the purchasing power of silver In nations that still adhere to the § liver standard^ MANT people will wonder why Henry George, was held in such high esteem by his countrymen. His death created more profound sorrow than the death of any other man of this generation. It is recognized now that he devoted his life to the services of his fellow man. All his energies, all his faculties, all his time was devoted to the cause of humanity. So that when this good man died every leading pulpiteer of whatever religious denomination eulogized his work. The press of this and other lands paid glowing tributes to his memory. The purest men in public life spoke lovingly of his many What greater " 1 ^L.> \\V, strain could y) j )) \ there be upon wo- ' ' ' ' men's nerves than the never-ending cares of a household? None, unless it might be the exactions of society. Three meals'a day, seven days a week, and all different. Soft words and sweet smiles when husbands are cross and children crying. Wise talk on weighty subjects and -witticisms on airy ! nothings. These things | and much more are expected of women. Is it strange that they are not always equal to the world's I expectations? DR. GREENE'S NERVURA) For the Nerves and Blood Overworked women may find strength and buoyancy in Dr. Greene's Nervura. It is not a stimulant affording only temporary relief and followed by corresponding depression, but a per- f f '•*. inanentrenewerof | \ \ life and vigor, .Exhaustion, despondency, irritability, nervous headaches and dyspepsia, and all ajlments arising from nervous derangements and impure and weak blood are quickly relieved by this standard remedy, which may be obtained from any first-class druggist. f If you do not fully understand your Case, and feel the need of expert medical advice, call for consultation and advice, or write to the office of Dr. Greene's remedies, 148 State St, Chicago, 111. Consultation in all cases is absolutely free, personally or by letter. -IV «• m He I» Still » Toon* MM. bnt KM Been »t It ft Good Many Te»r»—The Use of Fanny Storie* »nd How to Tell Them. A Waterloo. [Special Correspondence.! CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—I caught Senator William E. Mason—familiarly Billy Mason—between speeches a few days ago and asked him to tell me something of his campaigning experiences. Senator Mason is one of the most famous flump speakers of the Republican party, and his stories have been heard in ul- 1 most every state in die Union. I I found Mr. Mason just emerging ' from a Masonic meeting, where he bad ! read a paper on evolution. He was about I to start for a town in Kansas to lay a j cornerstone, and he was dm; two >!;n s l later iu Nashville to talk about " I .H;M| go's greatness. Mr. Mason covers n j great deal of ground and a variety of ! subjects in a week. "I've been making campaign spec-rb- es since tbe second Grant campaign," said tbe senator. "I began in 1&70 before I was of age. How did I get into it? Ic was born in me, I guess. I got my inspiration from my father. He was an old campaigner, and the first speech I heard was one he made at a place in Iowa about seven or eight miles from the Missouri line. It was in I860, and I was 10 years of age. I don't know how I happened to be with him. Probably be took me along so as to prevent trouble at home in his absence. My father had 14 children of his own, and mother got lonesome and adopted two more, so there were 16 of us at home. I am 47 years old now, and I have been making speeches since I was 21—no, I began before I was 21." ._£• Two Speeches a Day. "Isn't it hard work?" "Ob, yes. Koman ought to Tinder- take it unless he can sleep at any time and anywhere. I can sleep in a caboose car as easy as any place. With a soft hat on and my head against the side of the car I can sleep just 14 minutes if I have 15 minutes to spare. I usually make two speeches in a day—an afternoon speech and an evening speech, jumping from one town to another between speeches. Sometimes my wife goes with me, and we cover a good deal of ground. She figured one trip that we covered 1,400 miles in seven days and I made 14 speeches. "The trouble is the whole campaign is condensed into two months of hard, virtues. These things are significant. They prove that notwithstanding the mad rush lor tbe acquisition of wealth, man's love for his fellow man commands higher regaid than all things else In life. The essence of religion Is confined In this bxief sentence: "Lore thy neighbor as thyself." If it were made the guide In our Intercourse with our fellows, man's Inhumanity to man would not make countless thousands-mourn. .X<*jAj'» Elections. Elections are being held today In New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. Most Interest centers In Ohio where Mark Hanna anils himself confronted by tho hosts of Democracy in battie array. The Beuubllc^ns. carried Ohio last fall by 51,000 plurality, and - had a majority of 59 In the legislature on joint ballet. McEtnley carried the city of Cincinnati..*? 20,000. The Democrats feel confident of carrying that oity today. They are hopeful or carrying CleTeland and Toledo. If they do so the prospects of carrying the state and defeating Mark Hannah re-election to tbe senate are pood. The Eepublicans are badly torn up with .dissensions. Banna's dictatorial methods have called forth bitter opposition, and many leading Republicans believe that the only salvation of the party lies In Banna's defeat. On the other band the Democratic forces are well united and eager for battle. The New York City mayoralty contest has excited widespread Interest throughout the country. The Tammany ticket, will likely be successful, although many Democrats are supporting Seth Low, the independent) candidate for mayor as a protest against Crocker's leadership in municipal affairs A red hot fight bas been waged in Kentucky. The Democrats are divided on tbe money question. The gold Democrats have a ticket In the field and it may draw enough votes away from the regular Democratic tlceet to let the Republicans In. McKlnley carried the state last fall. In Iowa the Democrats have made an excellent campaign but can hardly hope to overcome tbeRepub lican majority of last fall. The Democrats are hopeful of carrying Nebraska but the Republicans claim the state. In Maryland toe contea is over the legislature and a power ful effort bas been made to defea' Senator Gorman lor re-election Virginia will go Democratic and a legislature will be chosen that wil return Hon. John W. Daniel to the senate. One of the pleasant bits of Information for American wine growers is that owing to drought the French wine crop is so short that 800,000,000 gallons must be imported into that country from abroad. Much of this will go from America if our vineyardists here are up to date in their business. It is to be hoped that after his retirement Dec. l from tie supreme bench of the United States Justice Field will write a book. No man of his time in America has had wider and more exciting experiences in the west and east alike. ' "Tbe Monroe doctrine of the Americans ia uncommon insolence toward the rest of the-world," says Bismarck. Bismarck talking of insolence is » pretty picture. The Great White Spirit Distilling company i* in Md ***""*ifi1l trrmrtiU No wondw. with that "ft"*t SKSATOK WILLIAM E. MASON. steady work. It is like the harvest. If we could only spread it over the 12 months, it would be comparatively easv," "At the rate of two speeches a day, two'rnouths a year for, say, 20 years, senator, you have made about 24,000 speeches," I said. "Or the same speech 24,000 times, eaid the senator, with a twinkle in his eye. • "And told the same stories?" "A good many of them. Sometimes you can dress an old story up so that it will seem new. There are only a few funny stories anyway, you know. Each one bas many variations." How did you get into story telling?" An old friend of mine in Des Moiiies —Judge B. I'll call him—suggested it to me when I was making my firs; speeches. We were going to address the same meeting, and on the way he urge n me to tell a"funny story to the crowd. He said there was nothing like puttiup the audience in a good humor at tbe beginning of your speech. I bad notices: that to. So I determined to tell a story. however old it was, and, as you wii; observe, I succeeded in telling them ;; pretty old one. I was making a Republican" speech, of course, and I told nij audience that I had heard the Democrats were indulging in a good deal c< hilarity. I said they reminded me very- much of the Irishman. Now, I'll ttl! this quick, so the agony will be ovu soon. I said the Irishman saw a ball beside a ditch, and he said to himself how funny it would be if he went up bebir.ci the bull and said, 'Booh!'.and frightened him into the ditch. He laugbw: verv hard at the idea of the fan be wa going to have. But when he ran up and said 'Booh!' the bull turned and to^a. him into the ditch. When be h;w crawled out and wrung out his clothes, he said, 'It's a good thing I laughed first or I wouldn't have bad anything to laugh at.' Where the :L»neh Came In. "Now that's very old," said the scatter. With tears in my voice I admitteu that it was. "But here's where tbe laugh conies in," said the senator, "My friend, the judge, had lingered at the hot-el and he did not get to the •meeting till I was half through my speech. He was to follow me. So whet; I sat do-wu h'e got up and said. 'My friends, the rejoicings of the Democrats up here remind me of 211 Irishman who saw a bnll standing on the l)riiit of a ditch.' There-was a roar of laughter from the awiienoe. They »w, and so did I, that *^e judge was going to tell my story. Breached over and plucked ( his coat, but he brushed my hand away, ' saying, 'Don't interrupt me,' and so he went on to his doom. Every time he paused the audience would let out a yell and laugh and laugh so that he had to suspend for a minute or two. After awhile I couldn't help joining in and we all sat there and laughed and laughed until the tears rolled down our cheeks. "I didn't get a chance to talk to the judg* till we were on *our way home, j « Then he turned to me and said: 'What | Spry did I tell you about stories? Did you see bow that story of mine went tonight?" I was very much embarrassed, but I managed to tell him the situation. He offered me a box of cigars not to tell tbe story in Des Moines." "How can you make such a nice old story as that acceptable to an intelligent audience?" I asked. '' Tbere is a good deal in tbe way of telling a story," said the senator, "and there is a good deal in the condition of yonr axidieuce. You sit down in a congenial company of men, all ready to be amused, and almost any old story, if it is well told, will entertain rhem. They are in a condition of receptivity. So is the average political audience. Then you must tell your story quickly and not drag it out too long. Don't weary your audience. "To illustrate the way a story can be spoiled in the telling, I'll relate tbe experience of a man who is now sitting in the United States senate who was campaigning with ine in New Jersey a few years ago. I bad a story which I was telling on that trip about a Dutchman in my country who ran for a local office. I used to say: 'I'd like to sec tbe old fiag floating over every courthouse and every schoolhouse in New Jersey. And that reminds me'— And I'd tell them about the Dutchman. He was to make a speech under a flag which was hung between two buildings just over a platform. Some one had removed the flag unknown to him. He kept his eyes down like this, and he began: 'Fellow citizens, I speak to you tonight under de flag of onr country. I lofe dot flag'— and just then, be looked up and said, 'Why, where de devil is dot flag?' " The Story Telling Art. The senator suited the action to tbe word. "Now, my friend," he continued, "asked me one night if I wouldn't let him tell my story. I said all right, and that night he told it. But how? At the first sentence of the Dutchman's speech he raised his eyes. If the Dutchman had done that, he'd have seen the flag wasn't there. That was obvious to the audience, and when my friend got to the climax there was no laugh. You see bow easily he spoiled it all. "Well, he spoke to me afterward and said the failure of that story was an illustration of the difference between audiences." Where do you get your stock of stories, senator?" I asked. "I hear most of them as I am going around. Some of them I make up. It comes natural. One of my brothers was a great story teller, and be made a great many stories that traveled all over the country,'' "How do audiences in different parts of the country compare?" "Of course I like best to speak in Illinois," said tbe senator. "I'm at home there, and there are always a lot of my friends in the audience. All my western audiences as a rule are cordial. I like to speak in New York, too—especially in New York city. I made 21 speeches in three weeks in New York city once, and I never bad better audiences. Up in New England, oi course, they're a little stiff. They're very intellectual up there, you know. When I speak iu Maine, a committee waits on me. Usu ally it is made up of very tall men, and they look down on me and say, 'We expect to attend your lecture tonight Then I look up at them and say; 'Am ] going to lecture? I thought I was going to make a stump speech.' It's pretty hard to make 'em laugh in Maine. They'll sit there in a row and look a each other anxiously out of tbe corners of their eyes, because nobody in the audience would laugh unless it was the thing to do. But when tbe ice is brokei Maine audiences are about like an others." A Waterloo. "Do you ever have trouble winning an audience?" "Yes. The worst experience I eve- had was in Waterloo, la., where I bac a joint debate with Bryan. There wa, a, Chautauqua crowd there, full of al the isms you ever heard of, and all o them were in sympathy with Bryan before he opened his mouth. A newspape. correspondent said tome, 'Bryan's go ing to eat you up today,' and that pu me on my mettle. I made up my mmd that I'd fetch that audience. I kept putting questions to Bryan which I said he wouldn't answer, and be didn't answer them. But when tbe debate was over Bryan got a big majority of the vote of the people tbere. I expected that ha would. "Bryan and I are good friends personally," continued the senator. "We always divide tbe gate receipts with the other fellows when \ve speak in joint debate, if they charge admission. I never charge any thing for making a Republican speech, but where an admission fee is charged I get my share, "Do vou prepare your speeches in advancer" "Yes, but I'm sure of only one thing, and that is the way I will end. Something may divert my mind at the beginning of my speech—a falling book, a crying baby, something the chairman says in introducing me—and that way change the whole current of my speech. Bnt I always wind up as I expected." Apparently Senator Mason knows every one in Chicago an d is on good termi with every one he knows. He cannot take a dozen steps -without -being stopped by some one who wants to shake bis good right band. He pays the. penalty of iia popularity, for there is very Mttle time he can cftU'hu own, and thai bM to steaL . Bun. -PATENTS American and. Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent,Mechanical anct Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. "*"*"" B B. GORDON. Logansport ™° Wabash Valley Gas Company. Natural and Artificial Gas. THIS IS THE NUMBER OF CUBANOLA CIGARS SOLD IN1ND1A^AIN,S05-MORETHAN ANY THREE OTHER BRANDS COMBINED WHY ? BECAUSE IS THE BEST FIVE-CENT CIGAR EVER OFFERED TO THE TRADE. ASK YOUR DEALER FOR CUBANOLA Ifaefer ©ru<j Co All Gas Bills are due the 1st of each month and must be paid on or before the tenth. -CocK Kobiii" Knocked Him Out. London, Xov. 2. — At Excelsior hall, Bethnal Green, London, last evenlr.fr, Sobinson, alias "Cock Robin," the hackney pugilist, aefeawd "Pat" Daly, the American, in a sharp contest. Daiy generally forced the fighting, which was very fine for ten rounds. But "Cock Robin" put in some splendid body work at close quarters. Titus tn Race Michael. New York. Nov. 2.—Fred Titus left f&r Chicago yesterday where he is to take part in a paced race at the Coliseum against Jimmy Michael on Nov. 13 The distance will be twenty-five miles and the contestants will be paced by fifty men, using all kinds of multi- cycles. Private Banlc in Canada Robbed. Burlington, Ont, Nov. 2.— The private bank of R. G. Baxter was broken into and the vault and -safe wrecked by dynamite early yesterday morning- About % 2,000 was tak.en,. ion to DBK November ist to 6th. \ —Via- Pennsylvania Lines. The Horse Show »nd Fftt Stock Exhibition will bo opened at Cblcaio during L November. Low rate excursion Ucketg "ill be- gold Nov. 1st to flth. both *ate§ inclusive, to Chicago from ticket stations on Pennsylvania- Lines; return coupons valid Sunday, Nov.7th». EXCURSIONS To Indianapoli|Nov. I4,_ 16 and 18, via Penn! ] g sylvania Lines. yor I. 0, 0. P. 8t»te;Mc«ang» (Onnt Bn- campment, Nov. l«th—Grand Lodge, Nov.l'th and 18ti), low rate excursion ticket* will b»- sold to Indianapolis, November 16th indJlBtE ironi ticket stations on Pennsylvania Lineikk. Indiana, and November 17th from itatlon* not exceeding 100 mile* from IndlanapollB. Betura tickets valid'Frk ay, November 19th. to Excursion The North Walk flystery BY WILL N. HARBEN A Stirring Story of a Mysterious Crime and the running down of the criminal. We have purchased the rights and the story-will be Published In This, Paper Look for It FOR November and December '9T --THR-- have authorized reduced ratw to mmnj points in the West, South, and Southwest. Tickets will be sold 2nd &nd ICth, December 7th and t For particulars, call on or addrew ... ^ C. (INeweU, Ajeot

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