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UAILY PHAHOS TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 1897. »»KJ. T. LOUTHAm. JOBS W. BARNES. Lonthain * Barnes. TOITOBB AND PKOPHIETORS. TKSM8 OF BtJBSCKlPTlON - Dally per week, 10 cent*; per mODth 40 cents; per year •trlctly In advance) J4.50 The Weekly Pharos and the Smiirdar Pbarot, the iwo foranliur the Semi-Weekly ~!IUon. $1.25 a ytar, strictly in advance. Entered at the Logtmsport. Ind.,poetofflce as leoonn claa» mall matter, SB provided by law. IT Is hard to tell what congress will do at the coming session. Speaker Beed has not sookeo a word. THE New Yurk Democrats are already laying plans to control the jiext DetnoQratlc national convention. But they will fall. THE monetary commission is flooded with suggestions. A majority of those who have been asked for advice declare that the greenbacks should be retired and gold bonds issued to take them up. There Is a verv frreat demand for gold bonds. Besides it would fix a precedent that gold men greatly desire. IT Is true trial Indiana was brutally gerrymandered by the last Be- publican legislature. It. Is true also that gerrymanders are frequently overthrown, and It Is quite certaic the Indiana gerrymander will be. The last Ohio legislature contained a Republican gerrymandered majority of 87. The next one elected under the same apportionment will have but five Republican majority. THE failure of a number of banks In southern Indiana has brought sorrow and trouble to thousands of worthy people- It is estimated that the losses will aggregate a half-million dollars. Two men in whom the people of Crawford and Perry counties had Implicit confidence gathered in the deposits of the banks of which they were the officers and have left for parts unknown. John H. Weathers, a leading citizen of Crawford county and a church elder, was president of the associated banks, and Richard H. Willett was the cashier. It Is believed they speculated with and lost other people's money. It is the old story. It teaches the same lesson: Speculate not with other people's money. GOVERNOR MOUNT has consented to become a candidate for Senator .Turpie's seat in the senate. His consent has been obtained at the solicitation of many friends. It would be most unfortunate if he should be successful in his aspirations. In the first place he does not possess the talent required for a senator. In the next place his election to the senate as the successor to Mr. Turpie would elevate Lieutenant-Governor Haggard to the governor's chair. He is a wild and wooly statesman. He is much better fitted for the position of mate on a pirate ship than for governor or a progressive common wealth. He would demoralize every state institution In six months. And he wants Mount made senator. THE New York World ardently ad- Tocates the establishment of postal gavinfls bants. "Fourteen states and the District of Columbia," it says, "have together more than five million depositors in savings banks, whose deposits aggregate nearly t*o billions of dollars. But more than half the states have no savings banks at all, and so this . great incentive to thrift is lost to the people of more than half the states. "The argument is complete in favor of the postal saving bank proposal which is to be brought forward early In the next session of congress. •'A postal savings bank will promote thrift everywhere. It will make of a multitude of citizens In- investors in a national institution. It will therefore stimulate the national spirit, breed patriotism and establish a nearly universal interest in the Integrity and prosperity of the nation and the soundness of Its monetary system." THK establishment of a system of postal savings banks seems well nigh assured The question has been agi- lUted for many years. The success of these public institutions In many European governments indicates that the system will prove successful in this country. The earnings of the laboring classes will be deposited with the government and by this means Idle capital will be kept in circulation. There are a large number of people who have no confidence in banks. The events of the last few years have Increased this tack of confidence. There are TOTT few people who lack confidence In the government. The government cannot abscond. Its assets are always available. It cannot engage lu speculation. Its capital stock represents the combined wealth of the nation. When postal savings bank* are established people who have been In the habit of hiding their money will deposit it with tha government and the government can use II to pay debU or make Improvements. Of coarse there will be powerful iterate b*toM «eifren 4o oppose the enactment of a law establlshirg postal saving hanks, but. there Is a strong probability that congress will take favorable action upon the recommendation of the postmaster gen- erai electricity" and the Hujiian Skin. Nikola Tesla is reported as saying , l liat the hurs«n skin is covered constantly with hurtful microbes that fall upon it from the air and wriggle into it even through the clothing. These evil little beasts feed upon the skin and rnulriuly with unspeakable rapidity, producing whole families that also feed npoa the skin. Tesla is again reported to have said that he has seen through a powerful microscope these microbes at their deadly work. It is in consequence of their ravages that the skiu gets tough and yellow and wrinkled and loses the brightness and bloom that characterize it ia babyhood and early childhood. The microbes, too, are the creatures that tiinke the hair tura gray and fall out. No amount of soap and water will remove the germs from the akin. Even persons the most cleanly who bail and Bcrape themselves, so to speak, are afflicted with these microbes, although not to the extent of uncleanly people. Clean people have fairer, brighter skin than the unclean. Tesla, however, is of opinion that he has invented au electrical apparatus which will literally make the skiu of any human being, no matter how old, tawny or wrinkled the person may be, as clear and beautiful as that of a child. He charges the patient with a tremendous current of static electricity, so powerful that the microbes, wornout scales, lint, dust and all other foreign substances fly off the skin in flakes, leaving it pure and fair as a baby's, that, too, •without injuring it. Skin diseases of all kind:- will vanish as by magic. Such we understand to bo the astonishing claim- made by this great electrician. Abdul Hamld. In his contribution to The Century ex-Minister A. W. Terrell says the Tn r kish ruler is no more of an oriental despot than the late czar of Russia was. Possibly, but that is not saying much. Mr. Terrell further declares the sultan possessed of a high order of intellectual ability. We are glad to bo informed that Abdul Hamid is trying his best to clean up Constantinople and purify his empire from filth and disease. He has done, moreover, more for the education of his people than all the other sultans put together. It opens our eyes somewhat to learn from tho following extract what Turkey could do in a square, stand up fight: It (tho Turkish) is a race full of contradictions, for it is the most gentle and the most cruel, thii most hospitable and the most exclusive, the most tolerant and yet the most fanatical that can be found in any land. Tho ruler of this strange race has been called the "sick man." He has 1,000,000 of improved magazine rifles, has purchased 1,000,000 more and has trained to use them soldiers who are fatalists and \\ho seo heaven through the scmoke of battle. If ho should ever be forced in desperate extremity, to visit Seraglio Point, and [live to the breeze the mantle of the prophet which is there guarded, summoning to its defense all the 160,000,000 of the faithful. he would soon he regarded us the most vigor ous invalid of modern times. There are signs that the detestable dog fad now overwhelming the cities of fashion will be checked. This craze for keeping miserable little brutes penned up unnaturally iu living rooms with men, women and children originated in Paris and spread over the earth, even to the United States. In Paris it is likely to end because of the great hydrophobia scare that is on there. Frequently the dogs, gone mad from their unnatural mode of life, have bitten their owners and others and caused hydrophobia. Nobody knows whose turn will come next, and the dog owners are getting rid of their pets. In the Madeleine quarter a general slaughter of 'canines has been ordered by the polica The cable -informs us that at a banquet in his honor given by the society of, authors and. journalists in Vienna that great American humorist Mark Twain made a speech in German which evoked constant applause and laughter. If Mark Twain in German was as funny as Mark Twain's story of the jumping frog translated into French and then literally translated from the French back into English by himself, his speech must have brought down the house. The roller steamer which, is to travel 60 miles &n hour is, like the judgment day, still rolling. There is no present indication, however, that it has got here any more than the judgment day itself. The latest trial of the roller boat was made at Toronto, and the thing went two miles fully. There seemed, however, to be some sort of a hitch in ito insides, so that they did not roll smoothly. Meantime a waiting world waits. The late George M. Pullman did not share the idea of the Vanderbilts and Aston-that daughters are less fit to be trusted with money than sons* On the contrary, he felt confident that his girls could take care of the millions he left better than his two fast young sous oould. Therefore he divided the bulk of hu property between bis two daughter*. It they are tuned out according to eootrmct, aa tho secretary of the navy innate they shall be, the torpedo boats Rodger* aod Window, DOW building at Baltimore, will bo M fast as anything afloat. Tb* contract require* them to ipwd of knots an boor. Karal Social Conditions. In Walter WyckofT & sketch of bow he tried life as a farmhand a few days the kindly, successful agriculturist who employed him deplored the universal tendency of young men in the country to flock to the city and desert rural life. It is a tendency no less marked among young country women than men, and it renders all the more difficult the heavy task of those who undertake to get work for the unemployed in cities. One reason is the shorter hours of work and the greater apparent supply of ready money which the city worker receives, although the fact that it must nearly all go out for mere food and" lodging makes this advantage only apparent. The real reason is to be found in the social fascinations of the city. There is always somewhere to go in the evening in town. When there is no other place, the brilliant streets, the electric lights and the bustling, gay ac- tivitv all around of themselves draw irresistibly the heart of youth. The agricultural population itself can change much of the rural dullness and hardness of condition. In two-thirds of the country districts of the United States the highways are nearly impassable much of the winter. In few rural neighborhoods is there so much as a literary society or reading, club to break the dead monotony of a life in which the sight of a man passing along the high road is a welcome interruption. The scarcity of books-ancbreading matter in many farmhouses is a disgrace. Seeing the slow, listless movements of too many farm people, young and old, the man from the city cannot help the thought that if they were to wake up and get a move on them they could gain time enough to earn money additional sufficient to supply themselves amply with books. In our country, where the farmer is really one of the most intelligent of citizens, the rural home ought to be most attractive. Perhaps as time goes on the French fashion of farm villages will be the vogue. Then associated ruralists will enjoy the leading social advantages of city life. 02 FH <D & •§ ti JH O 1C ft fir Bite Not So Slow Fifty Centuries Ago. A collection of most ancient Egyptian relics lately received at the Haskell museum, Chicago university, tends to prick the bubble of nineteenth century vanity and to destroy our self satisfied impression that we know so much more than people did 5,000 years ago. The collection in the museum comes from Deshasheh, a rained village 50 miles south of Cairo, on the Nile. It was made by the Egyptologist Dr. W. M. F. Petrie for the Chicago society of Egyptian research. Thus we see that Chicago cares for Egyptian relics, as well as for pork. These relics are 5,000 years old. They include specimens of painting, sculpture, wood and metal work and pottery. They show among other things, first, that mankind has not advanced one inch in skillful carpenter work, joining, fitting, dovetailing, etc., in 50 centuries; second, the people who Jived more than 3,000 years before Christ could spin out exactly as good articles of rope and hemp twine as we can do today, and they were more honest in the material of it, too; third, in metal work they, with their bronze chisels and mallets, carved the mineral diorite into thin, beautiful dishes, although it is so hard that it breaks our best quartz and steel tools. These ancients understood the artificial graining of wood to make it look like something else as well as we do today. Rev. Dr. Chalmers of Cleveland found out a thing or two recently. He put on the clothes of a common workingman and presented himself at the door of the most fashionable church in the city. He says he was elbowed about from pillar to post and given to understand unmistakably by the ushers that he was not wanted there, all the while that richly attired persons were coming in and constantly being politely seated by these same ushers. It was too bad to take a church unawares like that Still, the ushers were the ones to blame, not the whole congregation. Dr. Nan sen concludes there is no polar ice cap, nothing in short to mark the spot where the north pole, if there were any north pole really, would appear and point "upward "liito'the "air. There is probably nothing at that charmed spot but water and ice. The foad dream of a polar continent has been gradually dissipated as year by year explorers edged nearer and nearer to the point where latitude reaches the jumping off place and longitude is not. The grand jury at Wilkesbarre held Deputy Sheriff James Martin and his assistants to answer in 55 indictments altogether for the killing of the 18 miners at Lattirner on the 10th of Septem ber. Nineteen of these indictments are for murder downright, second count manslaughter. The trial will be watched with deep interest by the labor organizations of the country. Of course Cuba will not accept 'sri-' to&oray. She would be giving away for nothing the results of 15 years' war, jort at the moment, too, when rail independence is in her grasp. Tammany holds its power in New York because of a popular impression that it is the friend of the poor man and 02 02 "fl CD O JH .2 O iO CO BANKRUPT SALE Boot and Shoe Offering Extraordinary. 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