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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16. 1807 MO. 16 , DEATH OF JOHN W. LANGSTON. - - OUR GREAT - - IUPBUINDING SALE COMMENCES: Wedn esday, Nov. 17th. |ft Space will not permit us to go into details, but & watch for the large hand bill. Read every item carefully, it will save you many a dollar iri making your winter purchase. It Will be a Different Sale It Will be a Better Sale Don't Miss It. IWiler & Wise. THE BUSY BEE HIVE. 409 and 411 Broadway. 306 Fourth St. After Dee. lst.,410 and 412 Wall St. * LIFE-LONG YOUTH is no dream. look old, Women srow old bectrjse the Her Majesty's Corset •will preserve the lithcnoss 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. Use Logan Milling Automatic. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market /^TVETHEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make jour clothes . I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. - G. 'Tuclter, Xailor, *th and Broadway. Annual Gas Rates A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselyea of the Annual Rate, commencing November 1st ,can do so by calling at the office and arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Connected with the Negotiation of Treaties That Are Reciprocal. 1CATTEE A £OET OF LOCAL ISSUE, In "VVliich Our St:i*esiii(-ii Are TTillinif to Sacrifice Some Other "Doestrlet"—Cannot Get SotiielliiiiR for Xothmg, bnt There Are Opportunities for Getting a Monopoly for a Competitive Market—Seal Experts Agreeing as to Facts. Washington, Nov. 16.—The attitude of the administration towards the subject of reciprocity with Canada ia probably disclosed in the following- statement of a government official: "The task of the government would be mad'? easier if the statesmen in congress would be controlled by the interests of the country at large. Some of them unfortunately confine their views to a particular concession to be obtained from a foreign country for a local interest, and then desire our compensatory concession to be made not by their own but by some other locality. They make of reciprocity a series of questions to be settled in the interest of particular districts. We may be able to secure arrangements which will add millions to our national export trade, and yet it might be defeated by a combination of a few minor local interests, not amounting to $1,000,000. Yet reciprocity *means mutual concession; without this nothing can be accomplished. ; Can Exchange Competitiou for Monopoly. 'We muft give a market if we acquire one—not necessarily a free market, but an accessible market. Take coal for an illustration. By giving access to the Xew England coast we might gain access (perhaps control) in the coal market of all central Canada, with mutual advantages by reason ol! geographical and transport conditions- Would it be wi?e for coal producers to antagonize these natural conditions? It is the same with other articles of commerce, where long water transportation is balanced against short railway carriage. In some things we can acquire an almost exclusive market, greatly increasing, our exports, in exchange for a market open only to the competition of the other party. So it' is with some phases &f the question of log's and coarse lumber, against manufacturers of wood. Ailviiiittisri' of Jiiilitrifinjr tlie Murket. "Whenever we enlarge the market of manufactures we inevitably enlarge the demand for our raw material, from wl-k-h they are made, and this tends to increase the price paid to the original producer. The advantages of increased trade are widely distributed. In the ms.jor portion of commercial exchange this country is in the exceptional condition of producing a surplus both ot ra-.v material and of the manufactured products. Our policy must take into vl«i\vtliis situation, although it increases our difficulty in negotiations which shall satisfy every interest. All that can be hoped for is a result which in the aggregate shall be clearly advantageous to the nation as a unit. All producers are al?o consumers and they often gain on one side as much as they lose on the other." _ SEAL EXPERTS HOPE TO AGREE. Wlien the Diplomats Will Take Hold and See What Can He IJone. Washington, Nov. 16.—The British, Canadian and American delegates to the Behring sea meeting had confidently expected to bring their labors to a close yesterday, but after two arduous sessions lasting until 5:30 o'clock last evening the experts had not been able to reconcile all their differences. It was determined, therefore, to continue the meeting today. Up to the time of closing yesterday the experts had made good progress, reaching an agreement on all but three or four reserved propositions. These, it is expected, can be agreed upon during the morning session today, so that the expert report can be signed and the meeting concluded so far as the experts are concerned. This will make available all the data necessary for considering the vital diplomatic question of stopping plegalc sealing. The intention is that Colonel Foster. Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Louis Davies will meet this afternoon to go over the results reported by the experts, and if possible agree up- or. a basis of settlement. The outcome of this diplomatic meeting continues 1:0 be much in doubt. It •<vas intimated last night that the Canadians might make a counter-proposition not going as far as the Aemerican representatives desire in the way of limiting pelagic sealing, but yet offering a possible ground for amicable adjustment. Equally reliable sources stated that if the issue assumed the form of pelagic sealing or no pelagic sealing, as now- seemed likely, it would be extremely difficult to reconcile the differences. In view of the continuance of the meeting Sir Wilfrid ar.d Sir Louis will not leave until tcT.ight or tomorrow. Secretary She-mar, acting through John A- Kasjon. is prepared to submit to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Louis Davies two propositions which, if agreed to. will open the way to negotiations for reciprocity. Th~-> proposal? are: 1. Ar. agreement to suspend sealing for one year. 2. The beginning of negotiations for the permanent suspension of pelagic sealing. The Canadians are not disposed to accept these conditions, because it means a monopoly of ?eal killing- for thojA nations which have' islands to which the seals resort. These nations it is hardly necessary to say are the United States, Russia and Japan, and naturally they are in favor of abolishing* pelagic sealing. _ TTefers Gets a Scotch Terdict, New York. Xov. 15.—The committee of tie Amateur Athletic Union which investigated the charges of professionalism brought against B. J. Wefera, the sprinter, has rendered a verdict ot "Not proven." __ _^^ Soted Colored Ex-Representative in Congress Passes the Veil. Washington, Nov. 16.— Ex-Representative John M. Langston, of Virginia, one of the prominent colored men of the country, died here at S:30 last night. He was 6S years- of age, having been born a slave in 1S29. He was emancipated at the age of 6 and was educated at Oberlin. where he graduated from the theological department in 1S54. He afterwards studied law and practiced hispro- fession until 1S69, during which time he held several township offices in Ohio, being the first colored man elected to office in tha United States by popular vote. In 1S69 he was given the professorship of law at Howard university, remaining with, that institution for seven years. From 1877 to 1SS5 he was United States minister and consul general to Hayti. Upon his return to this country he became president of the Virginia formal and Collegiate Institute at Petersburg, where he remained for three years, when he was elected to the FiC:y-first congress and was given his sea: on a contest. Since 1S&1 Mr. Langstcn has been prominent in politics, but did not hold office. THERE ARE SPORTS MORE BRUTAL. For Instance, Govejpior, Shootlns Segraei In Some Arkansas Counties. Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 16.— The governor of Arkansas is the first chief magistrate to disapprove of the game of foot ball. In a letter to President J. L. Buchanan, of the state university at Fayetteville, Governor Jones takes the recent game between the Port Smith and state university teams as a text and strongly condemns the sport as brutal recommends that there be a stop put altogether to the playing of tha game by the students of the state university. The governor is ex-oflicio president of the state university board of trustees. He says in his letter: "In my opinion the higher civilization which we profess is entirely Inconsistent with the toleration of such a game, and therefore it being inexpedient to call a meeting of the board of trustees, I deem it may duty to call your attention to this matter and respectfully suggest that you put a stop altogether to the playing of this game by the students of the state university.' 1 SIRUP MIXERS MEET AT CHICAGO. Hiivo Several Wants, One Beiiij'the Shut- tins Down of a Davenport, la,, Refinery. Chicago, Xov. 16.— The sirup mixers of Chicago and other cities between the Alleghanies and the Missouri river met here 'yesterday and organized the Western Sirup Refiners' association and proceeded to devise ways and means of protecting their business from utter demoralization. A committee was appointed to confer with Conrad H. Matthiessen. president of the glucose trust, with the view of securing a modification of the terms upon which he is willing 'io sell mixers liis staple product, which is the basis of all their products. The committee met Matthie?sen and asked for the closing down of the Davenport, la., glucose refinery, which is doing a mixing business in competition with members of the incipient association. and for a radical alteration of the rebs.te system. The glucose magnat- received them cordially, but gave them little encouragement. _ Findings in the JIsvj. Buckiier Case. Springfield, Ilia, Nov. 16.— The governor has ratified the findings of the genera! court-martial in the case of Major Buckner by a general order, in which he says that the major was found guilty of being "insubordinate, disobedient to his superior officers, willful and arrogant in his actions, intemperate in his speech. unreliable in his judgment, threatening and dangerous to civilians with whom he came in official contact, and unmindful of the obligations of the, oath of office he assumed when he accepted his commission as an officer of the Illinois National Guard." For these offenses the major is suspended for six months as ar: officer of the I. N. G. How the Ohici Legislature Stands. Columbus, O., Nov. 16.— The state senate has seventeen known Republican members, eighteen known Democrats and one fusion Republican elected on the Democratic ticket in Cincinnati; total, thirty-six. The house has fifty-eight known Republicans, forty-seven known Democrats and four fusion Republicans elected on the Democratic tlcke: in Cincinnati: total, 109. On joint ballot the Republicans have five majority. If they get the fusion Republicans the majority will be eleven. _ Smuggler Mine Still Burning. A?pen, Colo., Nov. IK— The fire in the Smuggler mine is burning with greater force than ever, and the gas is penetrating Smuggler mountain to the north with remarkable rapidity. About 150 men have beer, forced to quit work in the Delia S. and Old Johnson workings. and the deadly fumes are still working north toward the Park Regent, Bushwhacker anc. Alta Argent, with promising indications that all the mines on Smuggler mountain will soon have to •shut down. __ I'lotUe Is a't It Again. Chicago. Nov. 16.— Alderman Plotlce, th-s author of the ordinance compelling- women to remove their hats in theaters. has introduced an ordinance into the council abolishing foot ball in the city limits. It was placed on file by a vote of 57 to 5. The alderman tried to make a fight for his measure, but waa jerred into his seat- Iciication* of an Ocean Disaster. Queenstown, Nov. 16.— Theltalian bark Esperia, Captain ilortona, from Philadelphia, Oct. 9, which has just arrived her. reports having traversed during her trip across the Atlantic thousands of casks of petroleum, cabin doors, ship beams, etc. Some of tlie casks were marked "Lisbon." Wedding of Two Old People. Springfield, O., Xov. 16.— Newa na« reached here of the marriage at Jamestown of S. Haley, aged 74, and Mr*. Mary Stinson, aged 71. Startling Development in the Most Recent Case of Murder by the Mob. BtOOD STAIN ON' NOETH DAKOTA XVhich the Chief Justice of the State Savn '. Should B« Wiped Out, bnt Which Xe-rer | Be—Coudot, One of the Declared Innocent, -with Abundant Testi- m»ny to Sustain the Statement—State Sow in a Dilemma, St. Paul, Nov. 16.—A Grand Forks, N. D., special to The Pioneer Press says: "An innocent man was hung by lynchers at Williamsport," was the startling statement made yesterday by Chief Justice Corliss, of the state supreme court. "I have ample documentary evidence to the statement," continued the judge. "The supreme court ordered a new trial in Coudot's case because it appeared that he was convicted on the uncorroborated evidence of Koiytrack and Ireland, both of vi'hcm confessed to taking part in the murder of the Spicer family, and whose statements were refuted by the strong alibi testimony given by Dr. Ross, the resident agency physician at Standing Rock. Dr. Ross' veracity is unquestioned, and his testimony is supported by notes from his memorandum book. Another fact is that Holytrack and Ireland made two other previous confessions, in neither of which they .implicated Coudot. Holytrack and Ireland were sure to have expiated their crime on the gallows, as there was no question of their guilt, but the mob made no distinction and hung the innocent with the guilty. The lynching of Coudot is a foul crime and a blot on the fair name of the state, and hi5 murderers should not so unpunished." Killed All the State Witnesses. St. Paul, Nov. 16.—A Bismarck, N. D., special to The Dispatch, says: An interesting legal question is presented by th.2 lynching of three of the Spicer murderers. Two of the men—Holytrack and Ireland—were the state's witnesses, and without their testimony the state has no case against the two surviving murderers. There is, therefore, now no possibi'itvof convicting them before any tribunal for the reason that the state's witnesses—self-confessed accomplices in the murder—are dead. At the coming term of court when the two men are arraigned for trial they must be dismissed. The feeling against Blackhawk has been intensified by the report that Coudotconfessed before his hanging that Blackhawk and Defender were concerned in the crime, Prediction Is Probably Correct. It has been the opinion of large number of people in Emmons county that Blackhawk was the instigator of the crime. If he is discharged it is predicted that unless he has an escort out of the ountry he will share the fate of his comrades in crime. Defender, the other POWDER Absolutely Pur* L ftAKINQ MwOIH CO., KCW VOBK. »! tmr snoorTns- -was tnertragMy fnspect- ed and the manner of the deaths of the three victims settled beyond a doubt. The members of l.he jury are keeping- quiet, but it is generally known that the theory is that the murdered trio met their death at the hands of moonshiners, who felt it necessary to get them out of the way to destroy incriminating: evidence in their possession. The federal authorities are considering the advisability of inv««Uiratlii« tbto clue, and tt to the verdict of th* Turner* frlaeds that this is the re«l cann for their murder. They were all found dead—Turner, his wife and her list in a potato patch. WISCONSIN WILL CASE DECIDED. But It Will Go to the Supreme Court Before the CMK)I I« Divided. Juneau, Wis., Nov. 16.—The jury 1* the second trial of the Baker contested will case In Judge Dick's court rendered a verdict in favor of the contestants Adelbert and Ruby Baker, children of Baker's first wife. Dennison Baker was a leading business man and one of the wealthiest citizens of Neosha. He died in February last, leaving a large fortune to his second wife, Nancy Baker, with the exception of some small amounts to the children by his first wife and five, grandchildren. "The estate was valued in the neighborhood of $100,000. The contestants objected on the ground that the will was not executed in due form of law; that the testator was not of sound disposing mind ar.d memory when he executed the .will, and that he was under undue and improper influence when he signed the will. The will was set aside.' An appeal to the supreme •sourt will be taken. survivor, has consumption, and it predicted cannot live over a year. A coroner's inquest will probably make formal inquiry into the cause of the deaths. It is claimed that a majority of the lynchers was from Winona, where :he crime was committed, but nothing certain is known, as none of the men Siave been identified. .State QfHcers Are Also Impotent Governor Briggs has been communicated with as to the lynching, but nothing- has been heard from him at this writing. Inquiry at the executive office elicited the fact that nothing- had been done in regard to the lynching, as it was not known what action could be taken that would have any effect. Further particulars of the affair may disclose some action that can be taken. The authorities at Fort Tates and the Indian authorities at Standing Rock were not aware of the lynching until Sunday night. Two of the men lynched were wards of the government, and the lynching may bring about some action by the government to discover by whom they were lynched. Out of Iteacli of Mob law Xow. As a precaution against the possibility that mob law would mete out to Black- Pciinsylirania Monument* Dedicated, Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. H.—Tester- Hny was a glorious day for the Pennsylvania veterans, who cam'-; here to dedicate their monuments to the memory of their heroism in the great war. The day was as bright and balmy as an afternoon in May and thera was not a thing 1 to rnar the perfect enjoyment of the occasion. The dedicatory ceremonies' occurred at Orchard Knob, where 5,000- people collected to witness them. Speeches were made by Han. H. Clay Evan?. Colonel Archibald BlaketeT. Governor Hastings. General H. \ T . Boynton and others. A camp fire of Union and Confederate veterans was held last night. FIt7.siimnon» Docs tlie Graceful Thine. Kansas City, Nov. 16.—In a letter which he makes public Robert Fitzsimmons. who is playing at one of the local theaters, tenders his resignation of membership in the Marion. Ind.. lodge, B. P. O. E., Into which order he was initiated recently. "Feeling that my admission to membership has placed your lodge in a position to be criticised, no matter how unjustly," .says the letter, "I offer this resignation in the hope that your friendly relations with the order may be wholly restored." Indian Murderer Captured. Marhaette, Wis., Xov. 35.—James Hardhead, the Indian who Is chstrg-ed with killing James Waubegoi in Foramt county, has been captured by Ja,m«« D. Polar in the northern part of Lang- tat mo avr w - ^. » ~,~* ... w..^ ,.~ ..-- - hawk and Defender the death accorded lade county, after a four week*' search. their three c-ompanions Sheriff Taylor j The crime was committed a month ago. ... . f . AT j._.!t *._ *l. M TTT,-. •,*\*nrtf*r> n r\A tX 4 W^ V* CQ rf WOf"^ PdTYiniTlir ..as removed the two from the jail to the state penitentiary, one mile east of Bismarck, where they will remain until their cases are disposed of by- the court. Blackhawk ar.d Defender are visibly frightened by the fate of their three comrades, and their change of quarters is a source of relief to them. Beporta from Standing Rock reservation, where friend= and relatives of the men reside, are to the effect that there is no great excitement. DRAMATIC .SCENE IN A JAH» •{Toman Not Allowed to Attend Her Murdered Husband's Funeral. Camden. X. J.. Nov. 16.—There was a. dramatic scene in the Camden county jail yesterday morning when Mrs. Florence McCusker, who is held on the Waubegon and Hardhead caraplnir on the shores of Sand lake, gathering ginseng. It is supposed tnat ti«y had a quarrel over the medicinal root ind that Hardhead finally shot^Waubiigon. Smith Is >"ot In McCoy'* C1*M» Chicago. Xov. 16.— The six-round contest between Australian Billy Smith and "Kid" McCoy was stopped by the police in the first half of the second round last night. McCoy knocked Smith. down twice in the first round, four tiroes in the second and had him n«arly out before the police interfered. The contest was McCoy's from start to finish, and Smith was never In It at any time. thing of a sensation while discussing; the killing of the Ute Indians by deputy game wardens in Colorado recently by declaring that he intended to see that Warden "Wilcox and hl» deputies are murdej:^ . Says the Wardens Were Murderer*. Denver, Xov. 16.—Eev. Myron W. _- 'Reed pastor of Broadway twnple, dur- charge of murdaring her husband, was -: in< / h ' is ,3 JSCOU rse Sunday created some- notified that she would not be allowed . to attend his funeral. The woman be- , c^.me hysterical, and she cried and raved like a maniac. As the carriages containing the relatives of the murdered . man filed past the jail the shrieks of Mrs. McCusker could be plainly heard on the outside of the structure. In her ravings she insisted that she was innocent of the murder, lira. McCusker sent a large floral offering. It was of red carnations in the shape of a heart, and the center was pierced by a spear. The murdered man's relatives refused, however, to allow the flowers to be placed on McCusker'3 grave. AXOTHEB MOOXSHIXKK ATKOCITT. Harder of a J!»o and Two Woman I»id •* Their Doom. Cincinnati, Xov. IS.—A special to The Commercial-Tribune from Fairburn, Ga., says: The Turner triple murder (in which a man and two women were the victims) is developing fresh aerua- Viopa. At .the coroner.'K inamvq You'l BeTTeased When you see the nice thing* at 410 Broadway.New Good* arriving every day. Birthday Presents, Wedding Presents. Anniversary Presento. All Oocdi marked in Plain Figure* and engraved Free of Charge. Spectacle* to Fit any Eye. , HAUK,

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