Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 5, 1897 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, November 5, 1897
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xiAILYPHAEOS hoe toe v-wo forming the 9erai- ?W?£ II25 » year, atrtctly in advance IT Senator Gorman is beaten for re-election the country will lose the vertices of an experienced legislator. Gorman bas been a senator frum Maryland for a quarter of a century. On the Democratic side be Is perhaps tbe most influential member of that body He is a man of wonderful political sagacity. But the Democrats of Maryland gut it into tbeir beads that be is a boss, and this appears to be a hard year for the bosses. •THAT the city electlic light plant bas been provided witn the kind of new machinery Councilman Loyer wanted and the fire depart- m/nt supplied with the kind of a chemical fire engine that meets the approval of Councilman Halgh, the dove of peace will hereafter hover over the council majority/ Councilman flaiiih was determined to have that Baltimore fire extinguisher. The question of patronizing a home industry cut no figure ID buying a chemical engine. Neither did it, net long since, in the matter of purchasing a water wheel. The majority in tbe present council favor home industries In theory but not in practice. MB VAN WTCK, the newly elected mayor of New York city, maintained » dignified silence during the campaign. In his letter accepting the ' e made some promises slble for Bryanlsm, tbe Indianapolis Sentinel says: '•Our. contemporary, for once, is right. WiiHt our Wall street contemporary chooses to style 'Brvaoism' is, as a matter of fact, a goud deal ra-re tban a mere theory or finance. it is a protest against the perversion of the functions of government, to tbe service of greed—the manipulation of executives, and congresses and courts in the interest of corporate monopolies—the systematic, prostitution of the law making and j Ki!- clal *nd administrative machinery of the nation and the stales and municipalities to the ends of the jobbers and schemers who have for so many years largely controlled legislation in this country. "Does any one suppose that if Mr. Bryan had been elected president in 1896 the Union Pacific steal would havb bf-en carried out, or even attempted? Tbe Evening Post, by its , unguarded confession that such scandals tend to stimulate 'Bryan- ism' unwittingly admits that the two things are inconsistent- When tbe national government is dominated by Bryanism there will be an end-to tee exploitation of the treasury and the people, by tbe classes who were BO much alarmed about the 'national honor' last year when their grip upon tbe government was so seriously threatened." KITH AM) KIN BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER IN BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR. JTotable American Consular Service. The object of the American consular service is, first, to protect our citizens abroad, and, second, to extend our trade and to gather information that -will be useful to American business men and agriculturists. Thus the office of a consul who attends to his business is often more useful to his native laud than that of the accredited American minister in the same country, especially after he has learned to speak the language of the people among whom he is placed, In a recant address Hon. Oscar S. be will carry out. Among other things, he said in his letter of acceptance: What the people do object to is waste, extravagance and robbery. The effort* of trusts, of monopolies, o( combinations, whether corporate or private, to control trade, choke competition and fleece the hordes by bleb, prices will be withstood and beaten down. "Every child must have the right to go to school. Nor shall the school system cease of enlargement until every possible pupil can find full accommodation. IT will be generally conceded that tbe troubles of the Republican administration will shortly begin. Tbe paramount issue in the late campaign was the money question. Tbe Republicans backed by the trusts and the corporations were for "sound money." Nobody seemed to know just what tbey meant by "sound money." Secretary Gage is tbe first representative ot the administration to gpeak out. He has presented a plan for providing a "sound money." Gold bonds are to be Issued, tbe non- interest bearing debt is to be changed to an interest bearing debt and the banks are to be given authority to issue all tbe paper money required by the people. Silver Is to be given lt» final death blow by destroylns; its legal tender attributes. Tbe money power is back of the plan suggested by the secretary, of the treasury and congress is expected to be whipped into approving the scheme. Hanna and Platt are dependedjMfin to secure favorable action b^P> senate. It has only been a short time since Cleveland asked congress to authorize the sale of gold bonds . The request was well nigh unanimously rejected. What will the present con gross do with a I.Ike request? some length on defects in the present system of consular appointment. He believed in the application of a regular plan of examination, promotion and long tenure of office for our consuls. Removing suddenly large numbers of consuls who have been in place long enough to learn their duties and putting in their stead wholly inexperienced men, who in turn will have barely time to become useful to the government when they also are whirled out of office to make room for another batch of raw newcomers, Mr. Straus characterized as a bad method. The four requisites for bringing the American consular service up to a respectable, useful level he believed to be these—namely: 1. Higher qualification for office. 2. A term of office approaching permanency. 3. Promotion for efficiency and experience. 4. Graded salaries, and those large enough to enable the consul to live comfortably. CONGRESS will be forced to do something with the money question. We sball soon know whether a good many Republican senators are gold monometallists or bimetalllots. -'Sound money," according to tte Republican interpretation, means K0 ld monometallism • and they now have tbe power to deliver this country into the, hands of toe gold cLplrators. Will they do it? President McKlnley, in his speech advocating the passage of the Sherman silver purchasing law, declared tbat be favored giving silver equal rights witb gold and that he would discriminate against neither metal. Senators Lodge, Hoar, Chandler, Foraker, Thurston, Baker and Me- Brlde are on record as favoring bimetallism. Senator Chandler went so far as to say that as between gold monometallism and silver monometallism, he preferred tbe l»«er. These senators are now face to face with the "sound money" issue and most put themselves on record. The administration's theory of establishing sound money is to refund tbe national debt by iwuing bonds, the principal and Interest of sucn bonds to be payable In gold. Where do the Republican •eoators stood on that -proposition? OQHKBITTINO on * the statement mad« by ihe N«w York Evening Post that mob transaction! as the Union Pictno tailwaj Job are largely rapon- It does not appear that congress at Its coming session will have anything wildly thrilling on its hands. Tne extra session disposed of the most importan topic, the tariff. Congress will _ doubt talk over the currency question and talk and talk, but the matter wil end in talk. The speeches on this sub ject will be largely made to empty desks for the benefit of constituents a home. It is not at all likely that any thing will bo done. There are some nub jects that must be disposed ot One of the first will be to conclude the annexation of Hawaii. Cuban intervention may or may not assume a serious shape according to the luck Spain has in the island between now and the assembling of congress. If her success is no greater under Blanco than it has been under Weyler, we can hardly expect the winter to go by without some move on ths part of the United States looking to ward the protection of American interests in Cuba, If Spain is wise, she will do something, and do it quick, before Dec. 1. The bill which President Cleveland vetoed, requiring that immigrants to this country should be able to- read and write, has already been introduced into congress again. One question which threatens to disturb the sluggish current of national legislation is that -whether federal judges may enjoin labor strikers —in other words, "government by injunction. " We observe that medical men are considering the question whether athletes are healthy. An athlete is more healthy than other people if he does not make an everlasting fool of himself by straining his heart and his lungs, his stomach, bis nerves and his muscles. When he does this, he is liable to drop over dead or be stricken with paralysis at any moment, and who shall say it does not serve him right for abusing himself? Lively muscular exercise, especially in the open air, when conducted in » steady, moderate, sensible way, will make waak people strong and make old people young- Minister Stewart L. Woodford ia proving himself in one respect at least admirably fitted for his difficult position in that he has sell control not to bl»b about pnblic affairs in the present critical situation between Sp*in and the United States. He is winning unstinted praise from trained European diploma* becanw* thU jw*» of •»- M»y H»TC Shed Blood — Kentucky F»mlU«i Under Ann. on Both Side^-The D«y- j too Brothers of Sonth Carolina. rcopvrlght. 1897. by American Press Asso- elation. Book rights reserved.] rVEL war pits j brother against j brother, but : when- the strife | is conducted as i honorable warfare and not as a vendetta kith and kin who' have fought each ! other may shake hands and live in peace forever after. The Louisville Courier- Journal recently published an illustration of this in the case of two Kentucky brothers. Colonels Thomas and Abner B. Owens. The story is well known of the Kentucky father and son fighting, the one or the blue and the other for the gray, ving side by side upon the field of Shi- oh with evidence at hand to show that hey had killed each other. A happier ate awaited the Owens brothers. 'Thomas Owens enlisted as private n Company I, Fourth Kentucky in- ] antry, Confederate army, at Bowling Sreen, Nov. 7, 1861. Abner Owens en- | isted as private in Company I, Fourth Kentucky infantry,. Federal army, at Camp Dick Robinson, in October, 1861. For nearly two years they were arrayed against each other in many hard fought battles in Kentucky and Tennessee, neither of them knowing that the other md enlisted, during which time each jne had been promoted to sergeant of his respective company. It seems that ate had decreed for them a surprise, a brief yet happy meeting, brought about n a truly providential manner. When he Confederate army evacuated Chattanooga, one of the company rolls of Company! was accidentally dropped. This roll was in the handwriting of and sigued by Thomas Owens, he being clerk of bis company. "A few days after the evacuation the Federal army took possession of Chattanooga, and this bit of paper, which had Deen tramped on and crumpled and kicked aside by thousands of Federal and Confederate soldiers during their marching and countermarching preparatory to the terrible battle that was soon to follow, lay in the direct path of Abner Owens. He saw it. and without halting or breaking ranks, moved by an irresistible impulse, he picked up the paper aad at once recognized the handwriting and the name to be those of his brother. Thomas Owens. In the battle of Chickamauga both were slightly wounded, and afterward each was specially complimented and promoted for gallant services. "After the battle of Chickamauga and while the Confederate forces occu pied Missionary Ridge, investing j the Federal army in Chattanooga, Abner Owens while on picket duty made known to the Confederate picket the circumstances of finding the company roll and learned to his great joy cha 1 his brother, although wounded, was still alive. Colonel Thomas Owens with several others, had been selected for special purpose to communicate with the enemy between the picket lines, and, having heard from one of his own pickets that his brother was at a certain point in the Federal lines, after his special duty had been performed he availed himself of the pass which he had from General Bragg and went to a point in the Confederate lines opposite to tbe point where his brother was stationed. He signaled with a newspaper, which was at once responded to, and the two brothers started at the same time and met midway between the two lines. For three consecutive days these two brothers, one wearing the bine and the other the gray, met ac the same point and spent the whole day together in perfect amity in full view of the soldiers of both armies. "The officers and private soldiers of two great contending forces, while they watched each other to gain • some advantage, looked upon these meetings with moistensd eyes and would have dealt severely with friend or foe that raised a hand to interrupt them. Words cannot express the pleasure of those joy- ouf? meetings, no more than language can portray the heartaches that followed the termination of these interviews, caused by a change in the military situation. The brothers did not meet again until the"close of the war. Upon comparing notes after they returned home other most singular coincidences were for bis conduct of tbe battle at Mill* Springs he resigned his commission of major general, but afterward served as » volunteer staff officer throughout the war. Thomas L. arose to the rank of major general and commanded a corps at Stone River and at Chickamauga, confronting the armies to which his brother was attached. These two brothers now lie side by side in the "famous bivouac of the dead" on the banks of the Kentucky river, a spot consecrated co the Kentucky heroes who fell in the Mexican war. During that war these two brothers had fought under the same j flag. There was neither mystery nor j stealth about; the services of the Crit- tendens in the civil war. Each chose bis side with deliberation. George resigned a commission in the United States regular army to cast his lot with »he south. The father of the Critten- deus, a United States congressman and senator, was an ardent supporter during the war of the administration of Lincoln. The late General John Gibbon, a gallant fighter in the Army of the Potomac during the war, had a brother fighting in the ranks of the Xorth Carolinians under Lee. General Gibbon was a very conspicuous soldier, at one time leader of the famous "Iron Brigade.' 1 He afterward commanded a division and a corps and was present in nearly every one of the great battles in the east. Upon these fields he not only fought against his brother, but several j times his command was pitted against that led by General D. H. Hill, a very close comrade of his in the old service and for whom he acted as best man at his wedding. The Gibbons were born in Pennsylvania. South Carolina even had its romance of this kind. General William Drayton, one of the heroes of 1812, sent his son Thomas Fenwick to the United States Military academy at West Point and Percival to the United States Naval academy at Annapolis. Thomas F. graduated and received a commission, but at the outbreak of the war was in civil life at Charleston. He was commisiiion- ed brigadier general and placed in command of the Confederate forces along the coast. His chief active service there was in command of the defenses at Hilton Head island, in Port Royal sound. The battle there was between forts and field works and the Federal navy. One of the strongest ships in the Federal fleet was the Pocahontas, commanded by Captain Percival Drayton. The Con- federa'te Drayton afterward fought in most of tbe inland battles of Virginia and Maryland. Captain Drayton took command of the Passaic in the fleet off ==PATENTS« American and. Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical an* Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. IsMI B B. GORDON. I have used Piso's Cure for Consumption, and can recommend it above all others for Coughs and Colds. It is selling like hot cakes. GUSTAV FALK, Druggist, Winton Place, Ohio.. August 31, 1897- LIFE-LONG YOUTH is no dream. Women grow old because they look old. Her Majesty's Corset | will preserve the litheness and elegance of your form in spite of years. It will give a long slender waist 'without tight lacing (doctors endorse it); it is honestly and scientificaly made; it is fully warranted, and besides it is "so comfortable." WILER & WISE, Logansport, Ind. , 0. S. A. CRITTEXDES, C. S. A. discovered, in each being -wounded ia the same battles and in about the same way and each having been alike promoted for gallantry in the same fights." Two distinguished Kenrackians fought on opposite sides in the same field. These wer« General Thomas Leooidaa Crittenden of the Federal army and General George B. Crittenden of the Oon-federate. Gteorge B. made hU first fight in tb* war upon the soil of Ken- tacky. H« was defeated at Mills Springs by Gonerei G«orge H. Thomas, ;%is old yantydn in the regular army and in the Mexican w*r, and also a aouthertMr: Ia « fit at pfc)M*tth« otDKve givm bin DR.VTTOS, C. S. A. " DRAYTOX, U. S. S. Charleston and was engaged in the hottest sea battles wnced on the coast of his native state. His ship was the second in the Federal line at the time of the famous attack upon Fore Sumter. It was chiefly in the border states that the divisions in families occurred and men took up arms to shed brothers' blood if need be. The following spirited poem from the pen of Charles Dawson Shanly fitly illustrates this one phase of the horrors of internal strife: CIVIL WAR. Rifleman, shoot me a fancy shot. Straight, at the heart of yor. prowling ve dette! Ring me fi ball on the glittering spot That shines on his breast like sn amulet I 'Ah, captain, here goes for a fins drawn bead There's music around when my barrel's in tune." Back went the rifle, the messenger sped. And dead from his horse fell the ranging dragoon. "Now, rifleman, steal through the bushes an snatch From your victim some trinket to handse first blood; A button, a loop, or that luminous patch That, gleams it the moon like a diamone stud.'' " 'Ob, captain!' II staggered back and sank i mv track, As I gazed on the face of the fallen vedette. For he looked 50 like you as he lay on his bac That my heart rose upon me and roasters m yet. "Yet I snatched off this trinket, this locket o gold. An inch from its center my lead broke it way, Scarce grazing; the picture so fair to behold, Of a beautiful lady in bridal array," 'H», rifleman! Fling me the locbetl "Tisshe Hy brother's young bride, and the fallen dragoon W»s her husband I Hush, soldier I 'Twas heaven's decree. We must bury him there by the light of the moon." Eelatires but one degree removed frequently stood in opposing ranks. The Federal General R. W Johnson of Ohio was the cousin of the Confederate General Bushrod Johnson of Kentucky. These two were often opposed in the battles of the west. General Bradley T. Johnson of Maryland and General Edward Johnson of Virginia, both in the Confederate service, were also cousins of General R. W Johnson. These Johnsons claim direct kinship with the Washingtons. Most ^of the heroic names north or south had no duplicates on the side of the enemy There is one nored exception in the case of General J, M. Corse, who held the fort at Allatoona. The Confederares had a dashing brigadier in Lee's army bearing the same name. General Montgomery 0. Corse- But the great name* on both sides stand alone, almost as mnch so as though the bearers of them bad been created and christened to win ft»*jj enjoy unique honors. GEOBGE L. Annual Gas Rates ft RTLFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are R now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring; to avail themselves of the Ancual Rate, commencing November 1st ,can du so by calling at the office ?nd arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Taltey Gas BANK STATEMENT. Report of the condition of the At Logansport, in the SUtc of Indiana, at. the- close of it* buBineee, on tbe 30tb, DAY OF OCTOBER 1897. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts -.— tHI.MS OT Overdrafts (temoorarily) — 4M 1W Other stocks, bonds and mortgagee... 14,100 0» Furniture and fixtures -« 2,«1 84 Current expenses ..,..._ an 10- Due from banks and bank- crs ... -—~-.- —. • * 29.159 ff7 urrency. The two great moven of th« htanan mind are the desire of good and few d rriL—Jotuuon. 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 gtory will b« Cash items.. Total...- 22T M-«8.9«T «1 t22».S66 * Capital stock paid In- * 100 '25 & Surplus fund - -. *,000 t» Discount, exchange and interest 2,266 IT Individual deposit* oo do- mand - ....f 104.177 08 Bank deposits- 1Q&& 8&-U5.0M 01 Due to bank* and bunker*- „... 2JB* t/f Total ,._.,.„ JB3.686 » State of Indiana, County of OMT-M: I. w. C. Thoniag, Cssblerof tb'j Loginiport <tate Bank. <)o golenmJy swetr that th» above statement i« true to the boet of nijr knowledge and belief, < W. C. THOMAS. Ca»bJer, Subscribed and sworn to before roe tbi»M day of Sovmber. 1897. GEO. f- CHAM. f SZAL.I Notary Public. 'Correct, atte«t: B T. KM JOJDf. C. W. Ji_ Gil „ Dirtctotv. Published In This Paper Look for It EXCURSIONS To India napoli Nov. 14,. 16 and 1.8, via Pennsylvania JLines. rorLO. a F. B«ttO(MllB«»<0lM«%~ etnupmenc 'gar. IMi-OrazKl Locfcc. tforJTfc tad 18tbX>ownte •xeunhm' tUttM* -will %»

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