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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 2SD YEAR. FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19. J897 NO. 19 The Public Appreciate the fact that when the Bee Hive advertises a special sale, that the advertised merchandise, will be on sale, and at the reduced prices promised. When we say 16 yards of Lonsdale (green ticket) Muslin for$i, you get Lonsdale. These facts were proven yesterday by the throngs that attended OUR GREAT UPBUILDING SALE. This sale will be continued until December ist, when we move part of our stock into our new building. Every day until then we will have special attractions in every department at "Very Special" prices. For particulars see large hand bills. Wiler & Wise. THE BUSY BEE HIVE. 409 and 411 Broadway. 306 Fourth St. After Dec. lst.,410 and 412 Wall St. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market I have used Piso's Cure for Consumption, and can recommend it above all others for Coughs and Colds. It is seUing* like hot cakes. GUSTAV FALK, Druggist, Winton Place, Ohio, August 31, 1897. rilVETHEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. - G. Tucker, Tailor, *th and Broadway. Annual Oas Rates A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselves of the Annual Rate, commencing November 1st ,can do so by calling at the office '-md arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Lopsport and ==PATENTS== American and Canadian -Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. B- B. GORDON. NITCOMEIN Opinion of Senator Morgan, Who Has Been Investigating the Proposed Annexation- . DUOLE SAM IS BOOTD TO HAVE HEE Great Advantage in a Military Point of View, and Also to All Concerned. Including the Kanakas Themselves, Who Are Yearning' To B« American Citizens, Says the Senator—Release of the Competitor Prisoners Announced, Washington, Xov. 19.—Senator Morgan, of Alabama, member o£ the committee on foreign relations, has reached here on his return from Honolulu where he went to post himself on the annexation question. Por the first time he submitted himself yesterday to an interview on the results of his trip and said: "My conclusions based on my observations are only a full confirmation of what I had previously believed—that it is our national duty and will be in every way advantageous to all concerned to annex Hawaii to the United States. I have studied the question from the most authentic and reliable sources. Tne establishment of an outpost of the United States within the tropics and 2,200 miles from our coast challenges the inquiry whether such action ia necessary to our national welfare. Our. northwestern possessions on the Pacific along theAleutian archipelago are over 1,000 miles west of Honolulu. This gives us control of practically the entire American coast of the North Pacific. Viewed From a Military Standpoint. "The intervention of the British possessions from the Straits of Fuca to the northern boundary of Alaska creates a powerful' reason for our occupation of Hawaii. Without imputing to Great Britain any other motive than to extend her national policy of commercial conquest it seems very obvious that if she should acquire dominion of Hav-'ai! and open and fortify Pearl harbor, her military fortress at Esquimau on the island of Vancouver co-operating would cut our coast line in two nncl would leave us Incumnered with a mas.i of territory in Alaska, whose defense would be almost impossible and th.- enormous advantage of \vhich would Vw lost to us. The Vancouver coal fields would grive the British navy alm.ist irresistible advantage in war and virrual dominion of commerce in time of peace. What We Have Done by WK.V ot Annexing. "Beginning with Key West \ve have annexed the entire gulf coast to the P.io Grande by purchase of territory and extending up the Rio Grande across the continent to the Pacific we have annexed all the territory lying to the north of that line and have annexed the entire Pacific coast except the frontage of 600 miles conceded to Great Britain. This rapid and vast expansion has contributed much to civilization, and in none of the transactions have we cause for regret. I have no fears cf ?uch expansion, especially, as to possessions in the Pacific in those islands that constitute a part of the georaphical and commercial system of the North American continent. There Avould not be the slightest difficulty in the character, condition or wishes of the 31,000 na'ive people of Hawaii. They are far better adapted to American citizenship than many millions? of those whom we have welcomed here from southern Europe and better adapted than the Indians, Mexicans and native Alaskans. Thinks the People of Hawaii Are Willing. "Except among the few who expect personal favors and advancement from re-establishment of the royal government the general body of Hawaiian population will rejoice in the honor, safety, peace and prosperity which annexation will bring. Morally and practically the silent invasion of Hawaii from the Orient (the Japanese) violates all the declared policy and often expressed purpose of the United States to protect those people against foreign interference. The islands as a national possession would richly reward us for expenditure of $100,000,000. The annexation would cost us nothing and will not at present excite the Open OppDsl- tion of any nation." COMPETITOR CASE ABOUT CLOSED. Four Prisoners \vno Have Canned So Much Trouble Are Set !Fre«. Washington, Nov. 19.—The following dispatch has been received from Havana: "In pursuance of cabled instructions from Spain received Wednesday Captain General Blanco yesterday released from Cabana fortress Alfred Labrode,Charles Barnett.OnaMeltonand William Gildea. members of the crew of the American schooner Competitor, captured in April, 1S96, by the Spanish gunboat Jlesagera on a charge of filibustering. They were delivered to the American and British consuls ar.d have taken passage or. the steamer Saratoga, of the Ward line, for New York." This action of the Spanish government closer an incident that had great possibilities of trouble as elements. The men were caught nearly "red-handed," as they 1 schooner had just discharged a oad of arms for the Cuban rebels. It is not doubted here that the prisoners are liberated on some such conditions as were imposed in the case of former prisoners—that Is, that they will not return to Cuba. These four prisoners—Alfred Laborde, the captain of the Competitor, a native of New Orleans: William Gildea, the mate, a naturalized citizen; Ona Melton, who claims Kansas as his native state, and who wei'.t on the Competitor in the capacity of a newspaper correspondent, and Charles Barnett, of British birth, but who claims the protection of the United States government by virtue o£ his sailing on an American vessel—were captured on the Competitor April 25, 1S96. off the Cuban coast, -while engaged in landing arrms for the Insurgents. The defense of the men was that they wer« forced into the expedition «g»innf tfeeir ,-vilI by an insurgent party aboard the boat. They were tried by a naval court- martial before which they could make only a poor showing, principally because of th»lr ignorance of the Spanish lan- .uage In which the proceedings were ••r.rJu;ted, so that their conviction and the imposition of the death sentence -was not a matter^lsurprigg.. -.j,,^......;., ... ^ At that point the case assumed" diplomatic importance. Our government, through Its consul general at Havana, then Ramon Williams, and also through Minister Taylor at Madrid, interposed an energetic protest against the execution of the sentence, claiming that the men were improperly tried without the guarantees held out in the famous Gushing protocol. This protest caused the removal of the case to the higher judicial authorities at Madrid, by whom a new trial was ordered. The Spanish government, however, did not and has not yet conceded that the Cushing protocol applied to such cases. To admit that would, in the opinion of theSpanish authorities, greatly stimulate the fitting out of filibustering parties in the United States. The new trial had been ordered by ;he Madrid supreme court on the ground of irregularilties in the original trial, not because of any concession of the soundness of the objections interposed by the United States officers. It was to have begun last Monday, and it is thought would have resulted in the Imposition of the death sentence again. This would have provoked an explosion in this country—according to the anticipations of the department officials— that wpuld have been hardly less violent than the feeling caused by .the famous Vlrginius episode; so it ..Is to •them a matter of satisfaction that tne Spanish queen has cut the diplomatic tangle by the pardon of the men before the second trial. SOME MORE MISSOURI OUTLAWRY. Man Acquitted of Incendiarism Attacked Brutally by the "Best Citizens." Kansas City, No., Nov. 19.—A special to The Star from Liberty, Mo., says: At midnight Wednesday night a large party ..of men broke into the hous* of Silas D. Fargo in Happy Hollow, near here, shot him in the left lung when he showed resistance, and then—according to Fargo—fell upon him and beat him. Pargo's wound is dangerous, but he may recover. Fargo, last June confessed to burning the carriage factory of John J. Gaw. He made the confession after escaping to Fond du Lac, Wis.,and later denied it was true, saying it was made to get free transportation home. He wa.s indicted by the grand jury, hut acquitted at his trial !ast week. Indignation was expressed at his being set free and Wednesday night's attack is said to have been the work of townspeople. INTER OCEAN EDITORIAL CHANGE. New York Man to Take the Clmir of the lidltor-in-Chief. Chicp;,-o, Xov. 19. — George Wheeler Hinman. who is to be the 'new editor-in- chief of the Chicago Inter Ocean, reached thecity yesterday and inspected the office of which he is to have charge. As soon as William Penn Nixon receives his appointment as collector of the pert, Hinrnan will assume active control of the editorial department of the newspaper. It is expected that Nixon will receive his commission some time in December. In discussing the future of The Inter Ocean Nixon admitted that he would part with a majority of the stock he holds in the company, and that Tlin- man would relieve him of the active management of the paper, although he wished it distinctly understood that the New York man .would not supersede him. APPORTIONMENT OF ILLINOIS. If One Can Be Agreed on the Governor Win Call :i Special Session. Springfield. Ills., Nov. 19.—A circular letter was sent out yesterday for a conference of the Republican members of the Fortieth general assembly to be held at the state house at 3 o'clock next Tuesday evening. The call is the result of a conference between Governor Tainer and six leading Republicans yesterday, and is for the purpose of agreeing on a plan of senatorial apportionment that will command the support of a majority of the members of the assembly. Should such an agreement be reached Governor Tanner will be asked to call a special session of the legislature. Alleged Patent Swindler* Indicted. Indianapolis, Nov. 19.—The Indiana federal grand jnry has returned indictments against John S. Thurman, E. T. Silvius and J. C. Bergesa, of this city; Charles B. A very, of Cincinnati, and an unknown man at Louisville. It Is claimed that they constitute a gang that has been doing a land office business in the central ^r.ates defrauding 1 owners of patents by offering to sell the patents for large ?urns. but always requiring a neat sum first for their services. Thurman and Silvius are well-known patent attorneys of this cits'. Sherry's Property Turned Over. Oshkcsih, Wis., Nov. 19.—At precisely "t:;jU o'clock la^t evening the extensive interests of Henry Sherry scattered throughout northern Wisconsin passed on: of his possession and control and into the hands of James W. Cameron, of Milwaukee, to be conserved and man- agad for the benefit of Sherry's creditors. There were seven assignment 1 " filed, that of Sherry Individually and those of six companies whose'financial ability was too closely interlinked •with Sherry's estate to permit of escape. Clone" of the Baptist Congress. Chicago, Nov. 19.—Yesterday was the last day of the Baptist congress. The sessions were devoted to a discussion of two subjects: "Psychology of Conversion" and "The Power of the Cross in the Life of Believer." No place was selected for the congress next year. Two Men Killed. Green Bay, Wis., Nov. 19.—MayorDes- ncyer received a telegram from Arm- stroKg Creek yesterday afternoon stating that an accident had occurred at that place on the Soo railroad Hue" anil two m« were killed, Peter Keller ui C. Bolt. Briefly Tells the Story of Her Marriage at Milwaukee to J. B. Ketcham. TALE IS SHOBT A1TO SOON TOLD. Wanted til* Wedding Kept Oulet B«caii«e Each of Them Had Been u Principal In a : Matrimonial Experience That Was Sen- j national, and Would Hare Been Revived —Two Tales from the Cream City That Teudto Make Mystery. Chicago, Nov. 19.—Mrs. Minnie Wallace-Walkup, with the evident purpose of divesting her marriage to John B. Ketcham of all mystery, and sweeping away once for all the stories, Insinuations and theories of those who would discredit her, yesterday told of the whole transaction. She said: "I need not speak of the incidents leading up to my consent to become John Ketcham's wife. That is an old story now, but of our trip to Milwaukee. The butler, huckmen, police, minister and newspapers have all told their stories, while I alone have remained silent. I understand that the composite result is that somebody—anybody but John B. Ketcham—acted as bridegroom, and that I obtained my marriage certificate by fraud. Why the Marriage Was Secret. "Do I need to explain why we decided on a secret marriage? Simply because of the danger of the sensation that Ketcham's divorce from his former wife and my own unhappy experience would undoubtedly have been revived in connection with a public announcement of our marriage. We therefore decided to tved secretly and went to Milwaukee for that purpose. Ketcham and I, accompanied by my butler, Joseph Keller, who acted as Ketcham's valet, went to Milwaukee on the evening of Sept. 23. We went to the Plar.kinton House, where we secured a suite of rooms, being registered as Mr. and Mrs. Young and servant. This was done simply to Insure the secrecy of our errand. Willing to Answer Any Question. "Early next morning Mr. Ketcham and I went: to a minister's house, where we were married. After breakfast we took the 11 o'clock trajn for Chicago. Contrary to my wishes Ketcham told Keller when we returned to the hotel that we were married." Mrs. Ketcham went into other details of the Milwaukee trip, and reiterated her willingness to answer any question that remained the subject of doubt or mystery. The coroner's jury will meet today, and will be adjourned probably until Monday, as the chemical analysis of the stomach is not yet completed. WORKING THE MILWAUKEE END. Stories Dug Up That Dill'er on Hie Most Important Point, Chicago, Nov. 19. — Did John B. Ketcham marry Mabel Wallace-Walkup at Milwaukee Sept. 24, or was some one else substituted for him? And if some one else was substituted what, was the matter with John B. Ketcham that he supposed all along it was himself (for no one has come forward to say that Ketcham denied hia marriage of the woman)? There are several questions that will be answered before this Ketcham business is done with. A local paper has a corre- res-pondent at Milwaukee who declares those who SPW the couple say the man was a short man — shorter than the bride — while Kefcharn was taller than Mrs. Wallace, and the correspondent takes up a lot of space to make and prove that statement. The butler, Keller, is a short man, but he has a mustache, and all stories agree that the man who was married was clean-shaven. Then there are other correspondents who declare those who saw the couple at Milwaukee say that they (the couplf.) were Ketcham and Mrs. Wallace. Mrs. Wallace and her lawyer are taking things easy, that is one fact; it is the other side that is doing all the talking, as given in these dispatches yesterday. The police have had Feller, 'the butler, in the "sweatbox," and would probably have him there yet if Mrs. Ketcham's lawyer had not threatened habeas corbus proceedings. He Is at liberty now. He told the police that Mrs. Wallace and Ketcham were married at Milwaukee Sept. 24; that "We all came home together that same afternoon. Mrs. Wallace and Mr. Ketcham have been living together as man and wife for nearly a year." A Milwaukee story which is for the alleged widow's claim is that those who saw the wedding are sure that whoever ihf bridegroom was he was plainly ill and had been ill for a long time. From the newspaper pictures of Ketcham and the butler. Mr. Roberts, Mrs, Hunsberger and Miss Meirsch agree that tha chances are strongly in favor of the bridgegroom at the strange wedding having beer. Ketcham himself. The pictures, however, shew a man in good health, while the mar. who was married could hardly stand from illness and weakness. Mrs. Wallace arrived in Milwaukee the night before the wedding with two men, one Ketcham and the other the butler, Keller. They registered at the Plank- ir.ton as "L. H. Your.g, wife and servamt, Boston." Snperintendent Landt Exonerated. Friendship, Wis., Nov. ID.— The report of the committeeappointed by the county board to investigate the chars, s made against Superintendent Landt, of the Sparta Industrial school, while treasurer of Adams county, exonerates Landt from all fraudulent intent in the alleged shortage of his accounts. The county board has requested the district attorney to dismiss all suits brought against Landt and not require Mm to furnish bonds to the county arising therefrom. Re jrml the teed |xir*. WfaOlOMBM *Bd mSellM POWDER Absolutely Pur* tOVAl. 1AX1KS FOWOEK CO., NEW TOM. SALVE FOR BEING BLACKLISTED. Chicago ItallwK.v Man Awarded »Sl,«tJC.J» by u Chicago Jury. Chicago, Nov. 19.—Fred R. Ketcham, was awarded a verdict yesterday morning: for $21,666.32 damages against th« Chicago and Northwestern Railway company by a Jury in Judge Clifford'* court. Ketcham ijued for $25,000. During the great strike of the America* Railway union Ketcham -was employe* as a. conductor for the Northwestern. He joined the strikers and, the evidence showed, attended some of the meeting* in the interest of the American Railway union. Since the strike Ketcham : claims he had been unable to secur* steady employment, owing- to the faet that he was blacklisted. It was testified that in the dearanc* card given by the railways to objectionable men—such as those who broke their union contract with the railways IB the Debs strike—there was an omisslo» of a few words that informed the railway man to whom the blacklisted man applied for a Job that he was on the blacklist. There was any amount of testimony to the effect that there was no blacklist, including- that of a number of ex-strikers now employed by the railways, but somehow Ketcham always lost his Jobs, when he got any, very soc« and suddenly. SHARKEY KNOCKS OUT GODDARD. S«j.. He 1> a Senator's Coiuln. Chicago, >*ov.. IS. — General K. D. Spooner, who claims to be a cousla of Senator Spooner, of Wisconsin, occupies a cell at the Harrison street police station, with charges of obtaining money under false pretense* and conspiracy faciuf him. Sailor Moil of'Frisco Wins Another Fight That In Not Satisfactory. San Francisco Nov. 19.—Tom SharUey has won another questionable battle, his victim this time being old Joe Goddard, the decrepit barrier champion. The fight, which was scheduled for twenty rounds, terminated In the sixth, when Sharkey, after landing a stiff right on Goddard's Jaw, rushed at hid man and knocked him to the floor literally force of impact, falling heavily upo» him. Goddard's head struck the canvass with a smash whiclr dazed him. He arose at the- end of three seconds and staggered to the , ropes, Referee McArthur meanwhile holding the excited sailor back. Amid great confusion McAi'thur awarded the fight to Sharkey. The decision was Just, but Sharkey's victory is far from creditable, the fight being devoid of science cr skill, and being won largely by main strength. Goddard, however, was not in it from the start. Wax on Insurance Men. Springfield, Ills.. Nov. 19.—Colonel Va» Cleave, superintendent of insurance, has inaugurated war on several insurance men doing business illegally .i» this state, and in the next ten days several suits against these agents will b« filed. Colonel Van Cleave has caused suit to be brought against Thomas Baker, of Macoupln county, for procuring insurance for the old 'Wayne Mutual. life, Indianapolis, and against J. B. Col-; lins and Y. C. Keys. Massac county, fori procuring lnsurance««^(»r the Universal' Protective association. • Ohio Valley Bimetallic Club*. Indianapolis, Nov. 19.—The committee- appointed by the. executive committee of the League of the Ohio Valley Bimetallic Clubs to confer regarding the annual' convention of the league which will lj« held in this city next spring, met yesterday. It was decided to hold a meet- Ing of the executive committtee at Greensburg, Dec. 4. The January meeting of the committee will be held J.n this city. The Ohio Valley League IB composed of Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Illfcois, Cone to Chicago to Kill Armour. St. Paul. Nov. 19.—From entirely reliable sources It Is learned that a wheat and corn speculator of Minneapolis wh» was ruined recently by the wheat . slumps in Chicago has gone to that city; with the avowed purpose of killing P . D. Armour. The man Is a German or Scandinavian. 40 years old, formerly & detective in the old country.. K«port of the Monetary Cornmfuftlon. Washington, Nov. 19.—It was announced yesterday that the monetary commission hoped to have their report well advanced toward completion by th<>last. of the present week. A number "f the members will have to be absent next week and an effort is making to get the entire plan formulated and ready for approval by Saturday You'l BeMeased When you sec the nice things »t 410 Broadway .New Good* «r- i .-riving erery day. Birthday Presents, Wedding Present*. An- niTersary Present*. All Goods marked in Plain Figures and en- J graved Free of Charge. Spectacles to Fit any Eye. D: , HJUJK,

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