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*>AILY PHABOS SATPBDAY, - 13, 1897. •EH J. T. LOCTHAIN . JOHN W. BARNES. lionthain A Barneg. ICITOHB AND PROPRIETORS. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION — Da"? per week, 10 oenw; per month 40 cents; per year •trictly In advance) J4.50 The Weekly Pharos and tbe Saturday PharoB, the iwo lorminft the Feroi-Wefckly •Dillon, fl.26 a year, strictly In advance. Entered at tbe Logiineport. Ind.,postofflce as MOODO class mail matter, as provided by law. A BET-NION of the members of the last legislature is to be held at Indianapolis on the 29th of December. HANNA rau behind Governor Bushnell someiblDg like 40,000 and lost the state on the legislative vote by over 10,000. The gerrymander Is all that saved him. He Is not yet reelected to the senate and may not be, THE first house built lu Southeastern Indiana and now the oldest house in the state, Is still standing at Greensburg, It Is the log cabm thai was built by Thomas Henrtricke, uncle of the late Vice President Hendrlcks, In 1811 THE farmers are now busily engaged la husking 18-cent corn. Aa industrious farmer, who Is not too far from market, can husk and market twenty-five bushels per day, which will briug him $4 50 for his day's work with a team. This .don't leave much for the corn and the labor of planting and tilling. "SoiiE day the world may come to realize," says the Terre Haute Gazette, "that the preponderance of happiness Is really on the side ot those people who are usefully employed and who gain a livelihood by the exercise or powers and faculties which were given to men to use and develop, for their own good and for the benefit of their fellows. Humanity must luarn by and by that nothing but disappointment can result from the sordid competition which is stimulated by the false valuation which society places upon riches and tneir power to add to the desirability of life." ___._^____. GOVERNOR PINGREE, In his New York address on municipal reforms, said: "It 18 the duty of the government to protect the weak against tne strong, the poor against the selfishness of wealth. I say right here thai unless the Republican party comes out as a champion of the arerage man and his welfare, and unless It ceases to cater to syndicates, trusts and monopolies It will be burled In oblivion. We must begin by advocating a municipal ownership ot natural monopolies and take away from them tbe item of profit »nd relieve the wage earners to that extent." Is McKinley going to say in his message lu favor of "sound money?" What will-he advise congress to do In the way of maintaining the gold standard? Will he demand the retirement of the greenbacks? Will he ask congress to give the secretary of the treasury authority to issue gold bonds? McKlnley was elected largely upon the issue of cur- rSDcy reform and the maintenance of the gold standard until other nations would agree to help us get rid of It. The plea was made In the campaign that the currency needed reforming, In order to make the gold standard easy to maintain. The country anxiously awaits a remedy for currency Ills. What will the doctors of finance give us? The country has teen taking the gold cure since 1873 and the producing classes have suffered great agony. LET no one say a word against prosperity. It Is here. You can find it anywhere, but you have to wo^k a great deal harder than ever before to get It after you find it. It is the kind of prosperity that comes from making gold the master, all things else Its servants. It is the same kind of prosperity that Major MsKlniey said Grover Cleveland was giving the country. McKlnley has made the prosperity of the poor a little more aggravating by raising the taxes upon the necessaries of life. Thii Is about the only discernable difference between McKinley prosperity and Cleveland prosperity There Is perhaps a little more confidence among the bond-holding classes on account of the prospect of being paid In gold instead of coin, but the prosperity of the present is much like that ol recent years. Electric Railways. There Is little doubt but that, electric railways will at no distant day be constructed to connect the principal cities in the interior of the •ountry. In thickly populated districts many electric roads have already been constructed and have proved paying investments. In our •wn state the project ot connecting the cities of the gas belt is well under way and within • abort time the line fr( m Anderson to Marlon will be In operation. These •loctric line* will prove valuable feedsrs to tbe main lines of transportation To the south of us lies a rich agricultural region, tbe trade of which naturally belongs to this city. We are DDW confronted with tbe pissi- of losing this trade through me enterprising efforts of tradesmen m other cities. If an electric railroad Is constructed from Kokoiuo to the rich and populous region i" the vicinity of Young America acd Burlington much valuable trade will be drawn away from thi s city, auci it will bf. lost, to us until we cau provide equal conveniences ID t.ue way of transportation facilities. Tbe citizens of Logansport and the people in the townships south of us have voted subsidies to aid in the construc- tlou of a standard guage railroad between this city and Indianapolis, but the success of the project still hangs in the balance with prospects of its construction not as hoperul as they were a tew years a?o. In case this enterprise, in which a number of our citizens are interested, falls, can the necessary capital be obtained to construct and equip an electric line from this city to Burlingtoa by the way of Young America? This is the question that now confronts those who are interested In the welfare of Logansport. To grow and prosper this city must hold all the trade it has and if possibe secure more. Mr. Quid Rides Has Views. In and about Now York, when be is not in and about London, is an American who did well- in the tobacco line some years ago, quite well in fact, so that he was able some time since to set up bis own carriage. We do not know that he emblazons on the carriage the celebrated heraldic motto of Sydney Smith, "Quid rides," but the sale of many million quids to a godless, tobacco chewing, American generation enabled him to buy up an assortment of fast horses. Then, like Mr. Richard Croker, he went to England to lope into British high life through the highway of the race track, We observe tbat Mr. Quid Hides has just got back from a trip to see his British friends. Like most Americans who have more money than brains, Mr. Quid is full of praises of the British aristocracy aud full of 'condemnation for his own fellow countrymen. Where, may one ask, would Mr. Quid's social position have been if it had depended on the sale of tobacco among tbe British aristocracy? That, however, is neither here nor thero. Mr. Quid says the English have —aw—a hawab of our American politics and our ways generally, bave so little faith in us that they will not invest in American securities. Considering tbe fact tbat there are at tbis moment at least SiiOO,000,000 of good British money invested in American securities wbich pay their owners twice as much as could be got at borne, tbis statement is news indeed. Again, Mr. Quid Rides remarks : "I like tbe English turf. English turfmen are gentlemen." Yes. To begin, there is bis royal biglmess the Prince of Wales, whose open admiration is fatal to tbo good name and future prospects of any respectable woman unlucky enough to excite it. There, for instauce again, is—was, that is to say—that exquisitely high toned gentleman "Squire" Abiugdou Baird, the most famous member of tbe English turf in recent years, he who blacked Mrs. Langtry's eye witb his own solid British and brutisbfist and paid her $50,000 for it. Oh, yes! These be gentlemen of the first water. Tbere are others. But wbat can one expect? We can't all be English, and we can't all get ricb selling "mechanic's delight" and "nigger head." II any department of our national government pays for itself, it is the United States life saving service. The total cost of tbe service during the past year has been $1,472,943. In return for tbis the brave, athletic life crews saved and helped to save 4? 1 vessels tbat, with their cargoes, were worth $3,015,040. In addition to this they gave assistance to 401' vessels in distress and warned 229 of danger. Wbat is more, there were on board tbe vessels which -the life crew saved 4,445 persons, and of tbese only 53 were lost all told. Tbis is a striking tribute to tbe strength, courage and skill of tbe United States life saving service. Altogether tbere are now 259 life saving stations. Fifty-five are on the coast of the great lakes, whose waters are more dangerous than tbose of the Atlantic itself. Tbere is only one inland station, and tbat is situated at Louisville at tbe falls of the Obio river. New York" city, under the consolida^ tiou charter, will bave a municipal council composed of 2 bodies, 60 aldermen and 29 ccranciimen. Besides tbat there will be several hundred boards, departments and commissions to be a check on the municipal council and on one another. Among so many it ongbt to be a difficult matter to get in much stealing. The colored people have not so much to complain of at the hands of the McKinley administration. Altogether tbere •re now holding federal office 304 colored persons, -with salaries amounting annually to |215, ISO. President McKinley has made 179 new appointment* of colored peojjje to office. AFTERMATH OF FAME MEN WHO HAVE BEEN MADE PROSPEROUS BY OFFICEHOLDING. Concluded from IK page. \Th»t the frttldeocT Did For Harrison and Cleveland— How Politic* Made J>nn Lamoot— Salaries and Earnin(r« of Some of Our Statesmen. [Special Correspondence.] LVDLLSAPOIJB, Nov. 9, — Ex-President j Harrison has returned from his summer vacation, accompanied by his -wife and baby. For more than three months Mr. Harrison has been in the Adiroudacks snjoying life, withonc r a thought of his profession. He has never been able to afford so long a vacation before because lie has never been -so well to do. Mr. Harrison is one of the men made prosperous by oSiceholding. When he retired j from the presidency, be was supposed" to have saved §100,000 of his salary. He was never worth so much before. Not only did he have larger capital at the end of his term, but his earning capacity was increased greatly. For a j time he delivered addresses at college ( commencements,, receiving a handsome! fee for each, and he delivered a course J of lectures at Stanford university, for j which the Stanford estate paid him sev- 1 eral thousand dollars. Then he wrote a series of articles on the president and his experiences, which has just appeared in book form. After that he returned to the more active practice of bis profession, and bis income has not been less than §25,000 a year; probably it is nearer $50,000. If he had not been president of the United States, General Harrison could not have made one-half as much at bis profession. Mr. Cleveland bad the same experience. He left Albany for Washington comparatively poor. Now he is consid- 'ered a wealthy man. He saved a good share of his salary, no doubt, but bo made more during the four years of the Harrison term practicing law. Mr. Cleveland had not practiced since he was mayor of Buffalo, and it is doubtful if he ever made $3,000 a year at his profession. His income during the four years ho was practicing-, -in New York was estimated at many different sums, ranging up to $100,000 a year. It is certain that ex-President Cleveland commanded a much larger income than Grover Cleveland could have done. A great many public offices have proved stepping stones to places of great profit. Dan Lament, as every ouo knows, stepped from the private secretary's office at the White House into a highly reuumerative position at the head of . a street railroad syndicate. The treasury officials can almost always go from the department to places of great responsibility in the financial world Director of the Mint Leach became a New York bank official. Comptroller Eckels com have any one of a half dozen responsible reuumerative positions in New York or Chicago. Secretary Carlisle received several offers to go to New York when his turin as secretary of the treasury euded. On the other hand, some men givo up large incomes to enter public life, ami some make other sacrifices. While Dun Lament bus contiiitfelly bettered bis condition. Secretary John Addisou Porter finds officeholding an expensive experience. Mr. Porter told me receutly that he paid more than the amount of bis salary for the rent of his house in Washington. When I was in New York not long ago, Mayor Strong's secretary told me that the mayor gave up $28, • 000 in salaries when he took public: office, and the city pays, him only $10,000 a year, while as a public character it costs him a great deal to keep up appearances. Chauncey M. Depew told me some time ago that if he had been made ei'.i- bassador to England he would have bud to abandon salaries aggregating §100.000 a year. Whitelaw Reid, our special envoy at the queen's jubilee celebrn- tion, is said to have spent §25,000 out of his own pocket for private entertain ing while he was in London. Secretary Gage's salary as president of the Frst National bank of Chicago was said to have been $25, 000. Mr Gage draws $8,000 a year as a mombei of the cabinet, and it does not pay hi.* house rent. Attorney General McKenna did no: make a sacrifice of salary when lie lei'; the federal bench in California to ;icrr:j. a place in the cabinet, but hereliuquisLi ed a life office with a pension to acci-pt ; place whose tenure was most uncertain It was with the understanding, hoxvev er, that, -the, president would apjxiin him to tbe first vacancy on the suprru; bench, and the agreement will be fu! filled in December. Mr. McKeuna's predecessor, Judso: Harmon of Cincinnati, abandoned : practice worth twice as much as a tv.l inet salary, but he was fortunate in h: partners. They told him they wouli keep his place in the firm open until til- end of his term. So his sacrifice wa; not permanent. Secretary Olney gave up a law practice in Boston said to be worth c^O.i;; a year to take the place of attorney '^"., eral and later of secretary of state. Ui the other band, Secretary Herbert whose chief source of income for 111:11 r years had been his congressional salary was boosted into an $8,000 place, wu: perquisites, such as a government yacl: in summer and the opportunity for sri: ing magazine articles, for one of whici. he received as much as $300. Wruiu:. (or signing) articles for the periodic;. : press has been a source of income t> public men for many years. It donbkv Speaker Reed's income and helps to pav the rent of many of his colleagues. It ir safe to siy that most of the mem • bets of "congress have never, earned u.- muci as to, 000 a year before they wei:; to "Washington. But the congressman 'r $5,000 a year dwindles to very ,smaii proportions when he gets to tbe capital and tries to "keep his end up -with Qic boy*." GRAXT HAJOLTOX. labor field. Be' contended. Is retaraea through the coercion and corruption of the poor by the holders of idle capital who dominate the press and debauch the politics of the country, while the courts apply the arrogant lash of despotism in the form of injunctions against the freedom of speech and peaceable assemblage of the poor. "The St. Louis conference," he said, "was a united labor protest against the most flagrant outrages ever committed against civil liberty in this country. It was the vox populi of an outraged nation thundering: against the pomp and arrogance of returning despotism, and since that time free speech has not been suppressed by court injunctions." Sovereign then took as his theme the great miners' strike, in which he said the knights had a large membership directly involved. He said In part: "That great struggle was a test between under-paid, half-starved labor, and arrogant, greedy coal barons. It was a strike born of hunger and necessity, and appealed to all the higher impulses of humanity. On the side of the strikers stood the charity and philanthropy of the world, beckoning onward the slaves of the mines. Oh the other hand the shotgun policy of the corporation and the despicable court injunctions. The armed thugs were more tolerable than the restraining orders of the courts. The injunctions, sought to give the air official sanction and the color of judicial dignity to the vilest expressions of anarchy ever uttered in this country. 'But anarchy in judicial robes is no more respectable than anarchy in rags. A judge who will suppress peaceable public assemblages is no less a traitor to this country than was Benedict Arnold, and the citizen who will resist such an injunction is no less a patriot than were the signers of the Declaration of Independence or the heroes of ^ 7 alley Forge. And if it ever comes to a contest between constitutional liberty and court injunctions I would prefer to •wrap myself in the flag of my country and tear down the courts in defense of the constitutfoji rather than to dishonor the flag and" tear down the constitution 'in defense of the courts. While this great strike was supported by all recognized labor organizations and was the greatest struggleof thekind ever known Jr. America, to the credit of labor it can be said there was no lawlessness or riot committed by the strikers." Sovereign's reference to the Hazelton affair w=.s brevity itself, he simply saying that ir was "a cold-blooded murder of inoffensive Hungarian miners by the sheriff of Hazelton" whom he characterized as an agent of employing corporations. Sovereign concluded by saying that the most gratifying result of the national labor conferences held during the past year was demonstrated in the ability of the organized labor forces to rise above selfishness and jealousy and unite for the common good of all. TEMI'ER OF THE STRIKERS IS UGLT. Trouble Brewing in the Illinois Mining Distrii-ts, Instead of Peace. Braidwoud, Ills., Nov. 13.—The miners' mass-meeting at Coal City yesterday voted unanimously to resume the strike throughout the Wilmington-Braidwood district. Streator, Ills., Nov. 13.—Serious trouble is brewing in the Wilmington mining district, and in the present ugly temper of the strikers bloodshed and riot is imminent. This applies particularly to Carbon Hill, Coal City and Braceville. The arbitration plan has little chance of success. Colonel A. L. Sweet refuses to arbitrate unless all the other miners in the district agree to the same plan. Unless the SCO miners, who have gone back to work at the compromise scale, can be brought out again, there is little use of talking arbitration. For this reason the strikers feel more determined than ever tu force these men out again. Coal City, Ills.. Nov. 13.—The meeting called for Braceville yesterday morning seems to have been a failure. Xot enough were present to call to ord»r. Most of the miners are at \vork at Streator. While National President Katchford is yet hopeful of getting the miners all out again it is the general opinion that all strikers will go to work Monday morning at the arbitration scale. ^__ COUNTERFEIT SILVER DOLLARS. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidney* Composed of Roots, Herbs. Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Oysp psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Kheumstism. Neuralgia,, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headachy Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Eiysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fever and, Ague 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. A Good Many in Circulation in Oshkosh— Closely Resemble the Genuine. Oshkosh, TVis., Nov. 13.— Counterfeit silver dollars are in circulation in Oshkosh. Cashier Frentz, of the German- American bank, says that scarcely a day passes but one or more are passed over to him in deposits. A day or two ago as fine an imitation as he has ever seen was handed to him. Any one not a close observer of the money would have taken it, but Mr. Frentz's trained touch enabled him to readily recognize it. It bore the date of 1S91 and in all respects save lightness in weight the dollar t^as a perfect fac simile of a genuine dollar. Tht roill-ed edge was quite badly nicked, showing the softness of the material yf which it was made. Mr. Frentz is of the opinion that the interior of the counterfeits is of lead with a tin or nickle plating. Peace Between Illinois and Iowa. Des Moines, la., Xov. 13.— Adjt. Gsn. Henry H. Wright has returned from investigating- the alleged armed participation by Clinton members of the Iowa Xational Guard in the riot in Fulton, Ills., during the trouble over the removal of the Modern Woodmen offices from that town to Rock Island. General Wright says there Is nothing In the charge 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. ==PATENTS== American and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. ^ __ .—. -»—^ ,_—v ^-^ -K TB B. GORDON. A school of housekeeping has been opened in Boston, where women vhc •wish to become professionals in this branch of domestic service may be educated. A course of three months will be given and students thoroughly trained in all branches of housekeeping and domestic service, Fifty Philadelphia young women have organized themselves into an auxiliary to the Woman's Health Protective association. The special line of work of the new club will be to assist in raising funds for a proposed pav hospital for contagious diseases. THK City National Bank. LOGAXSPOKT, CAPITAL ...... $200.000 JOHN GRAT, President, I. N. CRAWFOKD, Vice Pres. F. R. FOWLER, Cashier. -DlRECTOas- > John Grav, I. S Crairford. J. T. Elliott, Dr, W. H. Bfeli.'A. P. Jen-B. W. C. Pennock. lsaa« Shldeler. Geo. w. Funk ana John C. Ingram . Loan money on personal and coUat»~' security. Buy and sell Government bonds. win pay 2 per ocni per annum on certlflcate* of denosi's, when deposited sir. months ; 3 per cent per annum when left one year. Boies in Safety Deposit Vaults, for sue ketpiag "f valuable papers, rented at Iron) $5 to H5 per year. Hints In Have the goods to advertise. Tell your story plainly in the newspaper that the people read r and in language they will easily understand, and among others- observe the following Advertising Puints: Profitable advertising results from good goods beiug offered welL G-ive your rival's advertising attention, but give your rival no advertising. Advertising prestige is hard to svin, but not hard to lose. It is easiest sustained. The add should be so plain that it will be- understood by a reader of little understanding. Your advertising should be complete in itself. To secure the best results, use the DAILY and WEEKLY PHAROS, with its large circulation in both city and county. 4 m Or <f^Bft ^ $ Read Our Great ... Serial of Two !Fiph€;nnen. Duluth, Minn., Xov. 13.— Captain Hector, of the steamer Dixon, reports rescuing two fishermen off the north shore of Lake Superior who were frozen stiff in their sailboats, but who, it is hoped, will recover. They were O. P. Hammer and Nelson, of Isle Royal B. Crocodiles swarm in every riTer in? lake of Madagascar. They are man e»t- ers, and trja natjf «• have ti superstitions dread of them. Their eggi, about as large- u f. turkey's, are used for food to •ome extent. The giant tortoises, fonner- ly nnmerooi on the island, have been tendered Dearly extinct and are now found orJy-on tbe jnnall and nninhabit- •d Aldabn ulei to the north, Arrangements have been perfected for * line of Semi-weekly Pullman Yegtibuled,. Double Drawing Room, and Sleeping Cars between St. Louis and Lo gAngeles,. Cal., running through without change. These cars will leave. St. Loois every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9 :00 p. m., arriving at Los Angles, Saturdays and Tuesdays at 5:50 p. m. A Buffet Smoking Car and Dinning Car are attached to this train at Kanaat City, running through to Pacific Coast without change. Only three dayi from Logansport to Log Angeleg, ria thia line." For- berth reservation* et£.,call on or addrwa- WAB4SSK.S,

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