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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, November 12, 1897
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tfAILY PHAROS FBIDAY, SOY. 12, 1897, BMJ. T. LOBTHAIS . JOHN W. BAKNIS. 1D1TOK8 AND PROPRIETORS. TKHMB OF SUBSCRIPTION - Call J per we?k,10oenu : per month 40 cents: per year 1 and the Sa.urda, pro« toe wo ronnlBK the Sen>I-W e ekly -Ition.' 11.95 8 yearjitrlptly in advance. . Entered at the Logangport, Ind-.PO' moclaBii mall matter. SB provided bylaw. TEE cold wave will put an end to the yellow fever epidemic la the BOUttl. ____—;— THE latest"news from Obio is tbat Hanna is safe. The Home Market club baa indorsed him. TwBNTy~SKVENweils' were drilled In ID the Peru oil field last week and twenty-four of them are good producers. __ A. DECISION ID the suit brought by the state to collect a million dollars, alleged to be due from the VaucUlia railroad, Is^xpect.ed trv^v MUNICIPAL owoersuip uas either proven a failure In Philadelphia or the rulers of tbat city are a band of thieves. A sas plant, valued at •40,000,000 and owned by the city, bas been leased to a private corporation for a sum tbat yields a small Interest on the Investment. A rival company offered $10,000,000 more for the lease than the company which secured it. That Is the difficult thing to understand. . JUDGE JENKINES' interpretation of the civil service law will fill many hearts with woe. He holds tbat, under the law, clerks cannot 'be removed from their positions except for causes other than political, In which event their removal must be made under the terms of the civil service act. He holds that men employed iu the Internal revenue service come within the scope of the classified service and that store-keepers, gaugers and other officials cannot be removed. SECBKTABY GAGE'S plan for reforming the currency means the change of uur entire bonded indebtedness from an agreement to pay In coin to an agreement to pay all our obligations In gold. It means the redemption Of $452,000,000 of silver, •346,000,000 of greenbacks,S110,000,- 000 of Sherman notes In gold. It means the sale of nearly $1,000,000,000 of government bonds with which to get gold to redeem the non- interest bearing debt of the government. It means that the entire control of the currency of the country aball be turned over to the national banks. It is doubtful is congress will approve the plan, but the money power feels that it is now or never and will urge that the "sound money" victory last fall must be carried into effect upon the lines proposed by the administration BUSINESS can be helped along by a good word to tne people with whom one comes In contact. The habit of growling, contracted mder national Democratic rule, and with good eicuse,.can be cured, it is pleasant to note tbat many patients are already convalescent.—Lafayette Courier. If in the history of this country there has ever been a crowd cf wallers that could vie with "howling dervishes" in the character of hypocritical lamentations,It was the crowd of Republican editors, whose wails began" with Cleveland's second administration and continued until the election ot McKlnley. One would have supposed from the despairing groans of Eepublican editors that every sanctum in the land was occupied by a hypochondriac. Within a week after McKinley's election these same wallers—these heralds of woe and despair—began to •how signs of restored sanity. Their mental condition became so changed that they were considered fit to hold office. Since then they have become the most hopeful fellows that live in this land of peace and plenty. They no longer occupy the position of "lean and hungry shoats." Tbe reconciliation of these wallers has been the most fortunate thing for the country that has happened during McKinley's administration. It is indeed pleasant to note, as suggested by the Courier, that many hungry patients »re already convalescent. IT is said that the richest gold mining district In the United States, If not in the world, has been discovered In the heart of Sierra Madre mountains in Wyoming, In what has been named the Grand Encampment. It lies west of the Platte river, sixty miles from the nearest towns are Bawling, Saratoga and Fort Steele. 8«me of the district prospected turned out $71,000 to the ton of quarts, wblle every opening* made by miners Is wonderfully rich. The nlalng experts who hare looked or«r the ground believe that developments will uncover an entire mountain of gold, which will rele- all other gold districts to insignificance. The people of Wyoming have becuine gold mad over these rich-discoveries, acd are rushing to jhe mines afoot and with teams by 'hundreds In epiteof snuw and eold, Uie .-xcitemeat being blgber than *<jytoiog within the memory of the uldest niioer,not excepting the days of forty-nine in California. Even tue broken eurface rock yieHa 13,70 per ton,while at ten feet depth the yield is $36 per ton. This is in the tbl finest strata. And as the euure mountain is covered with gulden float tnere is no estimating the vast gold riuds tbat may he made. Tne deepest shaft yet sunk ia but twenty feet, ana out of it n treasure has Deen taken tbat averages $3,5l<i to the ton. The country is tbe wildest iu ibe west, bat comparatively easy of access. The Voice In Which We SpeaJt. Que is glad to perceive tbat the sub- ;|<v;t of tlia American speaking voice is attracting some attention. .Lu our country a clear, soft, musical speaking voico is so rare that when one is heard instantly all ears and eyes are turned in its direction to see tbe owner of it. Such a voice in the midst of the harsh, rasping clack of our men, women and children iu ordinary life is like an <co- lian harp breaking upon a tin pan serenade. American women and children have more disagreeable voices than American men. Sweet singers are plentiful enough among us at present. It is time now in all earnestness for us to try to improve away tbat crude, disagreeable voice which characterizes at least nine out ol every ten native Americans. It is indescribable. It strikes on the ear with a flat, jarring crack. Such voice is a sure sign of an uncultivated sesthetic nature. How to correct it? Form your words distinctly. Speak the words from the lips, teeth and tip of the tongue, not back in the throat. One conscious of his needs in this respect should study the pronunciation of the most cultivated people he knows and imitate it. Actors in general have correct pronunciation and pleasant voices. Listen to the sound of your own voice, also that of others and note the effect as it falls on the ear. It is possible to practice speaking certain words and short sentences correctly till one acquires a round, soft, mellow tone. Guard as you would against smallpos against that nasal voice which is the mark by which the uncultured American is known the world over. When we begin to fix our attention on this matter, our ears will be opened wonderfully to our American deficiencies in respect to the speaking voice. Playing Farmhand. Walter A. Wyckoff, who is doing the country in the guise of a common laborer seeking for employment and reporting his experiences in Scribner's Magazine, tells us how he served as "farmbaud" near Wilkesbarre, Pa. He started to cross the continent, getting work at whatever he could find. He began at West Point, working as a gang laborer there, then as a porter at a summer hotel, before he tried the tasks of a farmer's hired man. The thing that strikes the reader forcibly throughout the whole series is the little difficulty Mr. Wyckoff had in obtaining work almost anywhere. It is said there is an army of 100,000 unemployed men always in New York city and of 40,000 in Chicago. Wyckoff got work after a fatr trials, often for asking only once, in, whatever direction he tramped through the country. With the farmer in Pennsylvania his experience was pleasantest of all. The farmhouse and its surroundings were spotlessly clean; the owner was prosperous, intelligent and kindly. He told Mr. Wyckoff that his greatest difficulty was in securing farm help. He would have work at good wages the year round for a capable man who would stay with him, and he would bare something to do for "any decent man" that came to him any day in the year. It was the old story there as everywhere, however. All the capable young men rushed away to the city to swell the army of the unemployed, while those who remained merely staid because they were too lazy and worthless to get away. The present generation will ba likely to see—that, too, before many years—a full fledged, independent Indian state as one of the sisterhood in this Union. This seems to be the idea in the mind of the leading chief of the Creek Nation vrhen he calls for a council of the five civilized tribes that they may formulate a government "of Indians for Indians." This government would be in reality territorial and no longer tribal and would be a direct step toward state government. The Detroit Free Press has evolved from its inner consciousness the best definition of fame estanL It defines fame as the' 'incredulous surprise which a man's homefolk -exhibit -when he does anything noteworthy." We are sincerely sorry to learn that the editor of The New England Magazine is distressed by "lawlessness in our midst" What has the editor been eating that he is thus troubled in hi* mid«? The universal pr»,yer should be, O Lord, keep our minds out of rata, . WILLHflVETOHUSlLE Sequel to a Compact Entered Into by Five Bachelors of Shelbyville. ALT. TO MAEEY BY DEO. 25, 1897, But Only One Mas a Wife So Far and the Couple Has a Claim on the Others for $10O Apiece—Gas Waste Fight f;i-ttin.s; Interesting — The Anti-Saloon \Var at Muncie — Attica a I-'ree Mail Deliver* Town—Stutc Neivs Items. Shelbyville, Ind., Nov. 12.— On Christmas Day, ISDii, there was a small gathering of youi!£ eld bachelors in this city which after became known in nearly every state in the L'nlon through the agency uf the press. Or. lhat day Jonn R. Messick, druggist; John De Prlz, banker; William Talbert, butter dealer; Samuel Kennedy, physician, and Edward A. Swain, butter dealer, all single and aged about 35 >vars, met at tbe Hotel Ray, where they enjoyed a good dinner with all the usual accompaniments. Along in the afternoon one of the party launched off on the subject of matrimony and was at first almost hooteJ from the room. Women Were Xot at Fault. His argument was good, however, and the result was that a contract was drawn up and signed by all present binding- them to each become a married man by Christmas Day, 1S9T, or pay the ones who did the sum of $100 each. This money was to be used in giving a banquet, at which the married members of the party, with their wives, were to be present, as were those of the party who had not married, but the latter were to appear in company with the sheriff, handcuffed, in which condition they were to spend the evening. This compact was published at the time and the parties have received over 3,000 letters from va- riou? parts of the country from women who are anxious to assist in preventing their being compelled to appear at the banquet by the sheriff. Swniii to Collect a Christmas Gift. The dinner and agreement had been almost forgotten hereabouts except by the participants, but was revived by the wedding of one of the parties, Edward A. Swain, to Miss Helen Georgas, the accomplished daughter of ex-County Clerk Albert J. Georgas,. and the social belle of the city. There is but little prospect of the others becoming benedicts by the time given and Swain says he proposes to hold them to the terms of their agreement. ENFORCEMENT OF THE MOORE LAW. M'nncie Cilizens to HnM TnWir fleeting in liehalf Thereof. Mnncie. Ind.. Nov. 12.—The local ministerial association has arranged for two special union meetings at the churches next Sunday evening where "the substantial citizen? of Muncie will have an opportunity of denouncing the action of the council in refusing to appeal the cases wherein Mayor Cromer decided that eight saloonkeepers are not operating in the residence portion of the city and therefore are not violating .the famous Mcore law." The meeting will be in charge of business and professional men and manufacturers. Great interest is being manifested in the meetings. The movement for the enforcement of the Moore law is not being backed by a few fanatics and narrow-minded temperance people, as charged by some, but consists of an effort on the part of an organization of manufacturers and business and professional men. the mo?t prominent in the city, whose purpose it is to rid the i~esidence portions of the city of saloons under the provisions of the law. FIGHT OX THE WASTE OF GAS. Owners of Wt'ils Say the Gas Is Theirs to l>o as They Please. Indianapolis, Nov. 12.—Governor Mount is being urged to call out the militia, to stop the investors in oil lands in this state from wasting natural gas. The contest is between the gas companies and the citizens of the state, who.wanr the gas saved, on the one side, and iht investors in oil lands on the other. At the conferencs which met Wednesday at the call of the governor it was pointed out that the state oil inspector is ur.alilc to stop the waste of gas with the law at his command. The men who are Investing in oil d>:Clare they have a right to sink oil wells, and they have the backing of the farmers, who find it more remunerative to lease their lands to the oil men than to the gas companies. The governor says he is willing to take^iny step within reason to stop the waste, but he does r.ut see how the militia could be of service. as according to the reports before h'.rr gas is escaping from about 9.000 w^l's ir the state. _^__^_ Decided Asrainst the Farmers. Hartford City, Ind.. Nov. 12.—Heretofore it has- been the custom of farmer? to claim the casing, tubing and cthei drilling apparatus whenever a w?ll v.-a • drilled on their farms and abandoned and usually the producer, to avoid litigation, would pay for the privilege n:' removal. The Rowland-Zeigler Oil company determined to test this point, removed its apparatus from the farm ,-•• William Schmidt, and Schmidt prosecuted the men for trespass, and thv: •were convicted in a minor court. On ar appeal, however. Judge Vaughn, o' ;:•.. Blackford circuit court, reversal -.!-.: ruling, holding that the company ha the right of removal unmolested by ;!: farmer. Crusade Apiinst Tobnf*ro. r&grange. Ind.. Nov. li.—Mi;s .\]--r. E. Lowry, of Cass county, Mich., hs- been called to Missouri to conduct r novel crusade against the use cf IP- bacco. Miss Lxrwry will make a tour r: the state, speaking in all the '.-r^ cit-c< and organizing leagues of young vntr- en pledged to entertain no propo."^:? f. marriage from young mec vr'uc are ai dieted to the habit. Died in the Klondike El Dorado. Elwood, Ind., Nov. 12.—Elwood frier?;!. of Peter McConville. a well-known Sir.; glass worker who went to the Alaskar gold fields last November, say the:. have received news of his death wbil. working a mine with his brother-in-law April -McConville and his brother- in-law found a rich vein, and took out J1.400 a day for fully four months. Nothing has been heard from them since until Wednesday, when news of McConville's death reached here through a friend at Seattle. He was not robust, and the exposure and hard work probably caused his death. Insane TVoman I> >X!s*iD|(. Elwood, Ind., Nov. 12.—The husband and relatives of Mrs. C. J. Berryman, an Elwood woman who disappeared "Wednesday, are searching everywhere for her. Mrs. Berryman has been mildly insane for several months, but her husband refused to have her placed in an asylum. She has made several attempts to leave her family. Attlea Is Proud of Herself. Attica, Ind., Nov. 12.—A. S. Peacock, postmaster at Attica, has received a notice that free delivery had been granted to Attica. This is interesting from the fact that Attica is the smallest town in the United States to which free delivery has been granted. The population is less than 3.000. Elwinnl to Hold an Expositioii. Elwood. Ind., Nov. 12.—If present plans carry Elwood will hold a gas belt exposition during August of next year. The idea was conceived some timeago and meets with popular favor. Other uas belt cities and towns are being consulted. If successful, it may become a yearly event. Mail Curriers Reinstated. Anderson, Ind., Nov. 12.—The mail carriers dismissed from the service by Postmaster Small have been reinstated by the civil service and postoffice commission, which made a thorough investigation, and found that the dismissals were probably made because of political faith. Will Bore Some Holes for Oil. Columbia City, Ind., Nov. 12.—F. J. Heller, of this city, has leased thousands of acres of land in this and Wabash counties, and will sink a number of wells for oil. There are strong 1 indications. Mayor Harrison is also preparing to lease several large tracts. Excitement runs high. Three Counterfeiters Arrested. Rochester, Ind., Nov. 12.—Martin Wilson, Edward Foster and Perry Wilson have been arrested at Tiosa by Sheriff Dillon on the charge of counterfeiting. Contract Grade of TTIieat. Milwaukee, Nov. 12.—At the special meeting of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce held yesterday it was decided to recommend that No. 1 northern wheat, or higher grades, shall be the contract grade from date of satisfaction until Aug. 15. 1S9S. This is a compromise made for the purpose of a test and was adopted by the unanimous vote of the ter. directors present. Organised to Fipht Bell Telephone. Springfield, Ills., Nov. 12.—The United States supreme court recently declared the patent on transmitters of the Bell telephone valid, and in view of a legal fight in the courts by the Bell company suing :.'or damages for infringement of the parent representatives of a number of independent telephone companies in Illinois met in this city yesterday and organised to fight the cases. Bunk President Sent to the Pen. Kansas City, Nov. 12.—President J. C. Darragh, who has been on trial for the past week at Independence charged with wrecking the Kansas City Safe Deposk and Saving? bank, was found guilty yesterday afternoon and sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary. Notice of a new trial was made and leave give;" to apply therefore. Sprakei Reed on a FlyJne Trip. Montreal, Nov. 12.—Speaker Thomas E. Reed left by the Pacific expn±7f Wednesday in a private car. Se will go through to the coast, and after seeing the situation of affairs in the WfS'. •will return to Washington in time for the opening of congress. % Vesuvius 1's ,*poiiti7>£- Fire. Naples. Nov. 12.—The eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which began on Monday last, is increasing in activity. The spectacle is grand. Columns of smoke and tongues of flame are belching from the central crater while showers of cinders are falling. The TTeatlier TVe May Expect. •Washington, Nov. 12.— Following are the weather indications for twenty-four lionrs from 8 p. m.' yesmrday: For Indiana and Illinois—Fair, warmer weather: northwe^tcrly wiuds, becominfr variable. For Michigan- Snow this morning, generally fair weatiier later: northwesterly winds, high on the lakes, diminishing in force. For Wisconsin—Fair, warmer weather; moderate northwesterly winds, becoming variable. For Iowa—Fair, warmer weather;- variable winds, becoming southerly. THE MARKETo. Chicago Grain and Produce, Chicago, Nov. 11. Following were the quotations on the board of trade today: Wheat—December, opened 92%c. closed 93%c: May. opened S3%c, closed 90^c. Corn—December, opened 26%c. closed 26%c; May. opened 30c, closed 'X^c. Oats—December, opened 19%c. closed 20c; May, opened 21VsC, closed 21%c. Pork—December, opened ST.371,2, closed $7.42%; January, opened $S.37iA. closed $8.40. Lard—December, opened $4.15, closed S4.20: January, opened S4.30. closed S4.35. Produce: Butter — Extra creamer. 2°V-c per !t>: extra dairy, 20c; fresh packing- stock. HVi@12^c. Eggs—Fresh stock, ITc per dozen. Live Poultry— Turkeys.9@10^«c per rb: chickens (hens'). 6c; spring chickens, 7c: ducks. T'/iig 1 gc Potatoes—Northwestern, 35i@45c per bu. Sweet Potatoes—Jersey, $3.00(g3.75 per bbl. Chiea?o Live Stook. ' Chicago, Nov. 21. Hogs—Estimated receipts for the day. 16,000; quality fair: left over about S.- 600; market active and prices steady^ sales ranged at ?2.SO@3.60 for pigs, SS.So @3 65 for lisht. S3.20@3.30 for rough packing. S3.4CK!?2.65 for mixed, and $3.35 (SS.65 for heavy pz.cking and shipping lots. Cattle—Estimated receipts for the day. 7.500: quality very fair; market rather acaive on shipping _and local account: feelins firm: prices 5@lOc higher, quotations ranged at S4.90(g'5.30 for choice to extra shipping steers, $4.55@ 4.90 good to choice do., $4.30@4.75 fair to good, $2.90@'-t.40 common to medium do JS.60@4.25 butchers' steers. J2.90® 3 90 stockers. K.TOtill.-tO feeders, J2.00# »90 COW3, $2.60@4.50 heifers. J-»25<g!4.00 bulls, oxen and stags. $2.SO@3.30 Texas steers, $3.30@4.25 western rangers, acd J3.50@7.00 veal calves. Milwaukee Grain. Milwaukee, Nov. 11. •HTheat—Weak; No. 1 northern, 89%c; Ko. 2 spring,- 85%. Corn—Lower; No.-3, 26%c. Oats—Firm; Xo. 2 white. 23@ 23%c. Rye—Easier; No. 2, 47%©4«c. N9oten.iKeceiBts.etrmat etaotaoia innc THOMPSON'S HERB TEA ...FOR THE... Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys- Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR... Dysp psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Kheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache,Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Eiysipela?. Salt Rheum. Eczema, Weak Back, Fever andi Acme and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. 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, August 31, 1897. ==PATENTS== American and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. B B. GORDON. K;irtlr.v 1» Only Short $870,000. Lincoln. Xeb., Xov. 12.— Otto TV. Hcl- bis, the expert examining the books and accounts of ex-State Treasurer Hartley . has submitted a report showing: Bartley's shortage to b& $870.000. Bartley is now in Douglas county jail under a twenty-year sentence in the penitentiary, and he wants a new trial. earnest After More Iron. Isphemir.gr. Mich., Nov. 12.— Andrew Carnc-gie is making an effort to acqu're the property of the Cleveland Cliffs company by purchase outright, or absorption of a controlling interest in the stock. The iron mine controlled by this company is probably one of the Dest •quipped in the world. Xew XatiohuT Bafik'ITJr Tcxa-t. Washington, Nov. IS.-The First National bank, of Segruin, Tex., has been MKhorized to begin business. Capita., Kugene Marquis died at Mc-nominee, Mich., of willful starvation. He was married three months ago, and several days afterwards he showed unmistakable evidences of insanity. A Mexican boy named Bernado Salazar, aged It!, at Brovrnsville, Tex., shot and probably fatally wounded two old women ancl two little girls, aged 2 and 4 years. Natural depravity. The board of United States general appraisers at New York has decided that the tariff act went into effect at 4 o'clock p. m., July 24, 1897, and that goods entered before that hour are du- under ,th.e old law.__ _ ^ MEDICU TRUTMENT ON TRI1L To Any Reliable Man. Marvelous Hppllance and one month'* remfldlw of rare power will bo aent on trial, uiunout «nr advance nivmrn (. bj tbe fnnmoii com Ptnr In tb» world in tbe treatment ot men weiik, broken, dt»- courgffed from tsJTects of exceMW, worry, overwork, &c, Happy niiirrliige f ucured. complete restoration or development of nil robuit,condition*. The time of this offer 1> limited. I-o C. O. D. ncheaio; no deception; no exposure. ERIE MEDICAL C0.. 6 Arrangements have been perfected for a line of Semi-weekly Pullman Vestibuled, Double Drawing Room, and Sleeping Cars between St.. Louis and Lo sAugeles, Cal., running through -without change. These cars will leave St. Louis every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9 :00 p. m., arriving at Los Angles, Saturdays and Tuesdays at 5:50 p. m. A Bufiet Smoking Car and Dinning Car are attached to this train at Kansae City, running through to Pacific Coast without change. Only three days from -Logansport to Los Angeles, ria this line. For berth reservation* ete.,c*ll on or mddrew WABASHJLR, Lotmoiport. Ind. The North Walk * riystery BY WILL N. HARBEN A Stirring Story of » Mysterious Crime «nd the running down of the criminal. We hare purchased the right* and tb*. story will be Published In Thte Paper Look for It

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