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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

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xJAILY PHAJtOS THURSDAY. NOV 18, 1837. M»J. T. IX3UTHAIN. JOHX W. BARNES. Louthftln A Bui-new. IDITOK8 XKD PHOPKIZTORS. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION — Dally per week. 10 cent*; per month 40 cents; per year »trictly in advance) t* SO The Weekly Pharos and the Samrdny Ph»ro« the two forming the Semi-Wt-eJtly "Dillon, fl.25 8 year, strictly in advance. Entered at the LogaDBport, Ind.,postofflce as teoond class mail matter, as provided by law. THE lives of 80,000 Spaniards have been sacrificed in an effort to subjugate Cuba. Spain is almost bankrupt too, and the Cuban war seems no nearer an end than at the beginning. The destruction of life and property in Cuba ha? bi'ea enormous. THE exports of ttils country for the month of October amounted to 1109,583,842 over $3,000,000 per day. Such an abnormal demand for American farm products should bring about prosperity. But the money power still lacks conSdence. They kre afraid tbat government obligations will not he palri in gold, THE treasury receipts for the first two weeks of November show no improvement over those of October. The deficit for the month already amounts to 15.235,732, with no prospects of a reduction during the rest of the montb. The Dingley deficiency since August 1 is 132,546,078 At this rate it will not be long until the gold reserve will have to be drawn upon to meet current expenses. And then will come a bond Issue to replenish the gold reserve. Manhood and Strikes. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, in an address delivered before the Metbod- Jst ministers of New York City, last, week, said: "The question of labor goes down to the foundation of life and holes •ur actions, thoughts and social intercourse. And still the excuse is mide that the hard times and want •; work Is the result of overproduction. Does the overproduction of clothing result in the streets being filed with men in rags? Does the •verproductioo of wheat result In men going hungry—aye, starving— for bread? "The earth was intended for all mankind and not tor the few. Toe question of how they are going to get t&elr rights can only be solved by tae organized labor movement—not oy revolution, but by evolution. Tae true object of tae latnr movement is the seeking of a rational method by which these wrongs caa bi righted. It, WAS bora out of nuagsr foi- food at irst, and then grew with the nuager for better homes, better lives aad higher aspirations and ideals, "All auMve workers in tha cause ot labor discountenance strikes. But strikes are sometimes necessary, and my advice to workers is, avoid them as long as you cm, but whars it finally becomes necessary, strike hard and •trlke bitter. Degraded minhood Is worse than strikes." Is the Conspiracy Blocked! The Indlanapjlls NiWi declares that "the people cared nothing for McKlnley, except as the representative of a great cause. Tney were thinking little ot the tariff, nothing ot Hawaii. They were not interested in turning out a lot ot Democratic officeholders to make place for Republicans. They voted not so much tor McKlnley as for an Idea, and that idea was tae gold standard, which the Republican party is at this mo ment pledged to maintain and defend. And if that idea is not realized In legislation, the people will find a way to punish the Republican party for its treason " If we correctly interpret the platform on which McKlnley WAS elected, tt promised to ; maintaln the gold •tandard until foreign nations would help us to get rid of it. This does not mean that the people have •auctioned the proposed change in our bonded indebtedness. The change proposed by Secretary Gage means tha substitution of gold bonds for coin bonds. President Cleveland asked congress to authorize the issue of gold bonds and the request was rejected by a well nigh unanimous vote. The outstanding bonds of the government are all coin bonds and the interests of the people would be betrayed It the terms and conditions of the outstanding bonds were changed in the interests of the bondholding classes. Abraham Lincoln declared that no greater crime could be committed against a people than to contract a debt in one kind ot money and afterwards require them to pa? in a dearer kind of moeey. Tnat is what this government Is trying to do. It contracted a debt and made It payablb in coin. It then discriminated against one form of metallic money, forbid its coinage and now seeks to make all its cola obligations payaole In gold, the purchasing power of which, through a discriminating policy In Its favor, has argely Increased. Should not the government show even greater favor to the people *ho are required to pay Ibe obligations contracted, than to Pertinent Questions. Why Will a Woman Throw Away Her Good ' Looks and Comfort? the money classes who hold these ob- IgaUons? Surely the people who must in the and pay the bonds, should be entitled to aomecoosldera- tlon. The purpose of the ttold consplra- iors Is. through specious pleas ot re- .'ormlng the currency, to change the national debt from an obligation payable in coin to an obligation payable n gold. Will congress betray the )eople and consent to the change'? If the Change 19 made it will be a', hard maitjr to secure the help of for-' elgn nafciuns in getting rid of the gold standard. The Eepublican party is pledged to maintain the gold standard until such time as foreign powers will help us to get rid of the evil. The Democratic party Is pledged to get nd of it without waiting for the consent of any foreign power. TVhv will a •woman drag 1 out a sickly, half-hearted existence and miss three-quarters of the joy of Living:, when she has health almost within her grasp ? If she does not value her good looks, does she not value her comfort ? Why. my sister, will you suffer that dull pain in the small of your back, those bearing-down, dragging sensations in the loins, that terrible fullness in the lower bowel, caused by constipation proceeding from the womb lying over and pressing on the rectum '? Do you know that these are signs of displacement, and that you will neve'r be well while that lasts ? AVhat a -woman needs who is thus t affected is to strengthen the ligaments" so they will keep her organs in place. There is nothing better for this purpose than tydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. The great volume of testimony which is constantly rolling in. proves that the Compound is constantly curing thousands of just such cases. The following letter from .Mrs, Marlow is only one of many thousands which Mrs. Pinkhamhas received this year from those she has relieved—surely such testimony is convincing: "My trouble commenced after the birth of my last child. I did not know what was the matter with me. My husband went to our family physician and described my symptoms, and he said I had displacement and falling of the womb. He sent me some medicine, but it did little good. I let it go on about two years, and every time I did any hard work my womb would come down. Finally a lady friend advised me to try Ljdia E Pinkhams Vegetable Compound, which*! did. The first bottle helped me so much, I continued to take it right along. My back was almost the same as no back. I could not lift scarcely any weight. My life was just a drag to me. To-day I am well of my womb trouble, and have a good, strong back, thanks to Mrs. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound."—MBS. L. MABLOW, Milford, III ation take their meals in a common dining hall and there is one kitchen for all, "thus reducing labor and expense." Medical attendance, drugs and laundry work are furnished free by the association. No money circulates in the community. There is a system of labor checks which takes the- place, a poniid of toa being given in exchange for 11 hours of labor. A cut of tobacco is paid for by an hour's work. "One pair best shoes, 70 hours." The community has built 30 houses and has in operation a printing house, a chewing gum factory, sawmill, stage line, blacksmith and wagon shop and many other industries, including farming. Will it wear? The Intervention Questlou. Hou, Hannis Taylor, ex-minister to Spain, must be glad he is out of that country and out of office so that now he can speak his mind on the question of United States intervention to stop the war in Cuba. He does speak his mind frankly and ably in The North American Beview. Briefly, bo believes the time has come when our country should intervene. The cause of humanity, the upholding of the Monroe doctrine and our own commercial interests alike demand it. It is to be remembered, by the way, that it has cost us already §2,000,000 to help Spain by capturing and attempting to capture filibuster vessels on their way to Cuba; that it costs continually a large sum to patrol the waters along the Atlantic and gulf coasts. At the same time we have been doing this American merchants and manufacturers in business in Cuba have been losing all their property and have more than once had the lives of themselves and their families endanger, ed. In some cases, as that of Dr. Euiz, citizens have been put to death. Are we going to stand this forever? Hannis Taylor says no. In Europe the powers do not hesitate to intervene to stop a war -whenever their trade interests are endangered. We have the same right. "Spanish statesmanship is impotent." "Spain has demonstrated that she is powerless either to conciliate Cuba or to conquer it," She cannot give to Cuba what she herself has not and never did have—home rule. Therefore let the United States stop a war from which we have suffered in one Cuban struggle and another 15 years out of the last 29. Mr. Taylor thinks the way to move in the matter will be by a joint resolution of congress, signed by the president, setting forth our right and duty to end the war and declaring that the United States will use its "entire moral influence" for that object, reserving to ourselves the right to use whatever means may be necessary to enforce our intention. Spain could do no more than suspend diplomatic relations on the passage of such a resolution, but that would | not necessarily mean war with her. The i resolution itself would be sufficient, in i the judgment of Mr. Taylor, to sec Cn- j ba free. Another Social Experiment. At Kuskin, Tenn., has been established a colony which seems, indeed, too beautiful to last. It is an attempt J to make the theory of co-operative labor a living reality. The colonists are enthusiastic and happy as far as they have got, but they have only been conducting their enterprise a year. The plan is as follows: Each grown person pays into the common treasury $500, although in the case of a married couple it is optional whether the wife takes a share. Each grown person must work nine hours a day, with a Saturday half holiday. Each family has a home to itself, but the members of the a^soci- Mr. Charles A. Conant, who takes on himself in The North American Review the delightful and fascinating task of summing up the vast amount of glittering gold which has recently been and will in the immediate future be added to the world's stove, discusses the effect of this increase oil the world's prices. This is his conclusion : "Throughout the world exists a capacity for the absorption of the new gold which will have no perceptible effect on prices, but will operate, like the extension of railways and canals, to give ease and rapidity ro tha course of production and exchange. " Spain's last hope is in a hysterical appeal to her people fur money When everything else fails, the government will endeavor to arouse a frantic feeling against the United States, representing that war is imminent and that Spain can, will and must overcome the United States or be overcome. The expectation is that then the people of Spain, impelled by patriotism and hatred of the American republic, will pour out their remaining wealth like water to aid the government. Thus will be obtained money to prosecute the war against Cuban insurgents. Spain cannot borrow from abroad. If the people do not respond liberally, Cuba will be certainly lost and perhaps the throne of Spain to the present dynasty- Spaniards profess to be much hurt in their feelings by Haimis Taylor's paper in The North American Review. Salvani. a senator in Madrid, declares that Taylor said to him while Cleveland was still president, "Spain has a friend in the White House whose powers are on the eve of expiring, and she ought to profit by the opportunity to obtain peace speedily, for whoever succeeds him he is certain to be less favorable to Spain than President Cleveland is." Yes. but Spain did not profit by the opportunity. George M. Pullman's twin sons do not seem to be in a situation where their friends need waste a profound amount of sympathy on them. Each one of them has $3,000 a year for life, according to his father's will. Two- thirds of all the families in the United States would be rejoiced beyond measure if they were sure of getting $3,000 every year for the support of them all together, much less each single member. One regrets to learn that a refining company has made an assignment. Who or what it refined is not staKd. If it refined people, however, the American people in particular, its failure must be regarded in the nature of a national calamity. The phrase "temporary insanity" is as conveniently meaningless in lave as "heart failure" is in medicine. Savings Bunk*. There are in the United States 988 savings banks. For a little time in IS94 and 1895 their capital did not increase much. In 1S96, however, it made a solid advance. In the state in which savings bank are most numerous and the richest —New York — the deposits increased fiom $718,000,000 Jan. 1, 1893, to $839,000,000 July 1, 1S97. In the whole country the sum deposited in savings banks is over ;>2,000,000,000, considerably more than enough to pay the whole national debt twice over. Large as this uuiouut is, however, our people have not to their credit so great a sum per capita as the frugal and industrious inhabitants of Switzerland have. It is becoming a perplexing problem how to make the money of savings banks pay as high a rate of interest to depositors as they have been doing. The present rate is generally 3, 3>o and 4 per cent. The best of city bonds pay no more, and the railroads that pay as large dividend rates as these are not found in every locality. Money pours into the bauks faster than places co invest it profitably can be found. As a remedy it is proposed that the United States government should open a savings bank department. It could, say those who favor the plan, take charge of the funds of small depositors and pay them 2 or 3 per cent interest instead of borrowing money on bonds and paying interest to the bondholders. An interesting decision has been rendered in New York by Justice Beach of the supreme court. It concerns the right of delegates from a labor union to interfere and prevent nonrnembers from obtaining work and from keeping a place after it has been secured. A man who belonged to a labor union had trouble with it and was blacklisted. Afterward whenever he secured a job the delegate from the union to which he formerly belonged would appear on the scene and tell his employer chat union men would not work with him. Then he Avould be discharged. In this way he lost half a dozen places. Judge Boach decided that because of so doing he delegate should pay the blacklisted man $500 damages and should refrain thereafter from interfering with him. The law would not tolerate such interference, said the judge. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE. . . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ...FOR... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fever and: Acrue and all other Diseases arising from Impurities ot the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW .YORK. JLce Says It. Is Nonsciwical. Havana, Nov. IS.—Consul General Lee positively denies that he has come back to treat with the insurgents. Such a statement, he says, is preposterous and nonsensical. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM5. Princeton university has sent a second Expedition to Patagonia. It is to be hoped some of Princeton's football team •went along to learn from the big, splendid Patagonian savages jnst what a human being is capable of in the way of physical development. Tho Patagouians are of great; stature. They go naked winter and summer, although their climate is colder than that to which Princeton students are accustomed. When it is very cold, they simply wrap a sealskin' blanket around them for awhile if they feel chilly As a result of this immunity from the burden of clothes they are as straight as an arrow and have a form and muscles like a Greek god. When a man makes up his miud to go to the Klondike, the first thing he thinks about is what he will take along to eat. When a woman decides to go to the Klondike, the first thing she thinks about is her clothes. People who talk and chatter all the time waste half their nerve power. There were five hold-ups at Chicago on Tuesday. • James Horning, of Barren, 'Wis., was fatally strick«n with paralysis while 1 sawing wood. , The Outagamie county, Wis., board has cut all salaries of county officials about 25 per cent. Ex-Senator W. A. Peffer has sold his paper, The Advocate, to Colonel T. W. Harrison, ex-mayor of Topeka. A telegram from Battleford, X. W. T., announces a severe storm and temperature below zero some 20 degrees. ! Four young boys confessed in a Chicago court to a number of burglaries. They . will be sent 'to the reformatory. The report of the Dominion fisheries deparment indicates a. total failure of the fall mackerel fishery on the Atlantic coast. • Three children were found starving in a deserted house at Chicago. They had not had any food in forty-eight hours. A quarterly dividend of 1 per cent, ha'sbeer. declared by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad company directors. i Mrs. Ballington Booth will be ordained a minister of the "Church of God in General" at Carnegie ball, New York, next Monday evening. . Chief Samory has razed the town of King, in the Niger region, and mas- : sacred several thousand natives who refused to feed his troops. j About 100.000 bushels of potaioteR 1 have been shipped from Mankaio, Minn.. ' in the past thirty days, for which farm- 1 ers have received some $30,000. Twenty cars of coal broke loose from a train near Marouette, Mich., anc jumped the track. More than 200 tons of coal were scattered over the tr^tk. i Tniriy-fivc counties in' Wisconsin received about $3".500 for deer licenses this i year. The money received in each coun- i ty from the sales of licenses for deer hunting is set aside by the law for th<3 payment of the deputy game wardens Read Our Great ,., Serial Story "The Kin.gr of Ser- cjania. •" First of the "Winter Cewusilile*. Ortonville, Minn., Nov. 18.—Two brothers, George and Homer Brewer, aged IT and 13 respectively, were drowned while skating on Big Stone lake yesterday afternoon. One broke through the ice and the other was dragged under while trying to save him. Illinois Oild Fellows' Officer*. Springfield. Ills., Nov. IS.—The folio-Bring officers were elected by the Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows yesterday: Grand master, Cicero. J. Llndley, of Greenville; grand secretary, James R. Miller, of Springfield. Death of Kev. Gco. H. Uouglitou. New York, Nov. 18.—Rev. George H. Houghton, pastor of the Church of-th*Transfiguration, better known as the "Little Church Around tha Corner," died last night. Balf-r Slide M, A Boston man has engraved the Lord's Prayer entire rtpon a pin head. What's the good of it? It is an infallible mark of genius fc. be able to keep your month shut. Of Trenton, N, J. recently Assigned and offered for sale by the OTTO SHOR & OLOTHINQ GO. "The Stock is Entirely Fresh and comprises the best Manufactured goods and consists Entirely of Staples " Baby Moccasins worth 50c fer 10c Childreog shoes ' 75c ' 40c Misses ' ' 1.00 ' 50c Fine Misses • ' 1.25 ' 7oc Ladies warm lined slippers 10c Ladies ' ' shoes 50c « Dress Shoes 89c < " $2 shoes 125 ' Spring Heel Lace ' 75c * Eitra Fine Warm Lined 85c ' Finest are Proportionately Cheap Men's Leather House Slippers 3Sc ' Good quality artics 75c ' Dress 9T work shoes 98c Satin calf, coin toe 1,50 ' Real calf, new rope stitch 1.98 ' Winter tan, patent leather ' Dress con?ress,box calf & enamel Boy sand Youths sample pairs all finest Shoes one pair of a size worth $2 for.. 98c Boys best Rubber Boots 1.51 Little Gents Fine Dress Shoes ~, 98c going on. Unma ana uui mats given • away Also with Clothing and Furnishing Goods. The Otto Shoe & Clothing Company*

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