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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 23. I8«7 NO. 22 The Success Our Upbuilding Sale Was marked by crowds of eager shoppers all last week; we record the largest week's business of the entire year, this shows plainly that -when "Your Store" advertises a Special Sale, the public believes_ it and responds with heavy purchases. The epecial feature ot our Upbuilding Sale for this week will be greatly reduced prices in Our Cloak Annex- We will ofler a lot of Sample Jackets at a very special price, also' a large line of Boucle, Kersey, Melton, Covert and Fancy Mixed Jackets, Our stock of Furs, Capes and Collarettes At Special Sale Prices Your attention is called to our Broadway window, which displays the season's latest in Piaids, it's a very novel showing. The above features assures us a very busy week. Wiler &Wise. THE BUSY BEE HIVE. 409 and 411 Broadway. 306 Fourth St. After Dec. lst.,410 and 412 Wall St. A DANCING WOMAN shmild have line bearing, elegant figure, nd, faultless clothes. Her Majesty s' Corset creates a beautiful figure, straightens stooping shoulders, and is the only corset permitting a perfect flitting bodice. It is the perfection of elegance health, and durability. We warrant it satisfactory. Wiler & Wise, Logansport, Ind. Fse Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and utomatic. These Flours arc the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market .IVE THEM 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, 4th and Broadway. nnual as Rates O RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are 1k\ now due and payable at the company's ^^ office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselTes 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. Talley Gas ft. «PATENTS== American and. Canadian Ltents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. TALK AT WASHINGTON Brief Remarks of Perry Heath About the Rural Free Delivery of the Mails. 7,-OKK TO DOME BEPOEE CONGRESS. gestson that negotiations t>e resumed. Some months ago an intimation was conveyed to the authorrities here that a renewal ot negotiations on the treaty would be viewed with favor. In anticipation of such a renewal a rough draft of a treaty was made. The negotiations were not begun, however, as it was felt that the defeat af the last treaty in the senate made it icadvlmble to make a new treaty Burrow* Says tlie Currency Question "Will Form u I-iirjj<- Portion Thereof and th« Discusiiioii Be Protracted - Would Let Cuba "Wait—The President's Message— No Great J'ro^ress Miule with Interna^ tlonal Arbitration—The Seals. Washington, Nov. 21—"Yes, I have seen a number, of adverse criticisms— a very few of them somewhat captious criticism—of the rural free delivery service," said Perry S. Heath, first assistant postmaster general, yesterday "I am glad to note them. It is a healthy- sign. The object of establishing the experimental service was to call public attention to its difficul.ies and lay a basis for a reasonably accurate estimate of its usefulness. This is what congress wanted; it is what the department has been trying to do. All public comment helps. If it is unjust or unreasonable it will react. Unless rural free delivery is a good thing and a useful thing far beyond the expense it involves it ought not to be continued. If it is good and useful it should be extended and made permanent. • Not everywhere nor all at once, but as suggested in my report in Borne gradual and graduated form, the fharacter of which might be regulated from the results already arrived at from the experimental service." Thinks Currency Win Come Up. Senator Burrows, of Michigan, expresses the opinion that there will be a protracted discussion of the currency question during the approaching session of congress, and that in all probability congress will be in session until August. "In addition to the routine business in congress, appropriations, etc.," he said, "the Hawaiian question will be disposed of, and consideration will be given to the currency question, immigration and a few other things. As to the Cuban question the situation i.3 very peculiar. There appears to be a great deal of confusion with relation TO the adoption of a new policy by Spnin. and I don't think congress ought to e.ct until an opportunity has been had to determine what will result from Blanco's undertaking." 3Iess:ij;e Will lie Conservative. It is now thoroughly understood that i the president's message, from start to finish, will be along conservative lines. It will be quieting as a whole, and ;n every detail and particular, and will give the bu-aness interests solid ground for confidence in permanent peace and progress toward prosperity. Those -who are in the president's confidence, with whom he has discussed ' the various i phases of his message, have come away j the courts alone havins authority to re greatly pleased and in every way satis- | vir _ w Us flnd ; ng5 . Jn case of a decision by the board asessirg the discriminating duty, it is almost certain that the importers will take an appeal, but should they fail to do so, it is not unlikely that the government will take such action. RAILWAY ORDER IN POLITICS. ! positive evidence was at hand that tt would not meet the same unfavorable action ac the hands of the senate as its predecessor. Washington, Nov. 23.—One of the most important features of the Behring sea negotiations is that in the event that Great Britain ar.d Canada consent to a suspension of pelagic sealing for one year the United States at the sam* time will agree to a suspension of all killing of seals for one year on the Pribylof islands, constituting the American seal possessions in Behring sea. As the islands are a part of United States territory no quetion has ever arisen as to the right of the United States to do as it chose as to the seals while on land or within three miles of the shore; the three miles being a part of the islands according to iniernational law. This brings up the question of the lease of the North American Commercial company giving it the exclusive right l£ take seals- on t]je Pribylof isl- £nda The feas'e was made in lS5o for a term of twenty years. Under this lease the company has taken about 16,000 seals annually on the islands. The lease stipulated that not more than 60,000 should be taken in 1S91, and also provided that no more seals should be killed annually than was authorized by the secretary of the treasury. ,As the catches had been far short of the expected 60.000 a question has arisen as to the right of the company to have its rentals reduced pro rata. Attorney General Miller gave an opinion In favoe of the reduction; Secretary Olney when attorney general gave an opinion against it. By mutual consent a test case was made up and is now pending in the United States supreme court. THAT DISCRIMINATING SECTION. His Case Looks as Though It Would Yet Give Capt. Lovering Much Tribulation. TEE PRIVATE WHO WAS DEAGGEB It Will Very Likely Come Before tin Courts for Revie%v, Washington. Nov. 23.—It is not improbable that the questions involved in discriminating section 22 of the new tariff act will be brought to the courts for final determination. Information has reached the treasury department that during the pendency of the questions before the attorney general the collectors at a number of ports as?ess;d the 10 per cent, discriminating duty on transit goods from Canada under consular seal, as well as upon goods produced in Canada. One of those invniees. it is understood, was for a considerable quantity of chinaware which arrived at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., from Dresden, under consular seal. An appeal in this case, it is sa.ld, has already been taken to the board of general appraisers at New York. This board. urXrfi the law. i? not bound by the opinions of the attorney general or those of the secretary of the treasury, fied with the tenor and the contents of the document. Change of Grade I* "Removal." Washington, Nov. 23.—President McKinley holds that his amendment of July 27 to rule 2 of the civil service rules applies- to reductions of ratings as well as to removals from the service. This announcement is of interest for the reason that the rule has been differently interpreted by public officials. Some have interpreted the word "removal" to mean removal from the service, while others believe it means a change of rating, or the removal from one grade to another in the classified service. Not Permissible oil Mail Matter. Assistant Postmaster General Merritt has issued an order stating that it is not permissible to write upon third or fourth class mail matter or its wrapper or to print or write upon second class matter or its wrapper directions relative to delivery. Consequently directions to deliver to some indefinite address— as to a "druggist" or "physician"—if the matter be undellverable to the addressee, must In all cases be disregarded by postmasters. Postmasters have been ntructed that after March 1, 1S9S, matter so addressed will be held to be un- mallable. OL>"ET COULDN'T KEEP HIS WORD. )k B B. QORDON- international Arbitration—Status of th« Negotiations with England. "Washington, Nov. 23.—A special correspondent in this city telegraphing his paper regarding- the arbitration treaty with Great Britain says that Pauncefote readily acquiesced in "Secretary Olney's proposition to make Venezuelan arbitration a condition precedent to favorable action by this government on a general 'arbitration] treaty. The Venezuelan matter was arbitrated according to agreement, hut the senate of the United States refused to ratify Olney's end of he bargain. The result was that Salisbury ar.d Sir Julian found themeslves discredited ar.d charged with having beer, outwitted by the shirt-sleeved dip- omats at T\~ashin<rton ir. having given something for nothing." It is stated from an authoritative source that no recent' negotiations have ccurred between Secretary Sherman and Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador, concerning a new arbitra- ion treaty between the United States and Gr-^a; Britain: tiiat r.o exchange o£ ••.otes has occurred between Sherman ar.d Salisbury on this subject, and that Sir Julian has not spoken of the matter since he returned to "Washington some -veeks ago frcm London. These explicit :tatements were called out by detailed 'eporw recently published, one of them isins sent from Washington to a London newspaper, to the effect that negotia- ions or the new treaty had progressed o the fir.al stage, that it would be an emasculated version of the former Ol- ney-Paur.cefote treaty, and that it -was now so far along that it would be submitted to the senate soon after It assembled. According to an official source fully conversant with all 'negotiations ot this character, the little that has been done Is far short of completion. Thus far It his not rone beyond a preliminary •***- Employes Orp-anize to Take an Active Pai-t in the Country's MaiiHffement. Chicago, Nov. 23.—By changing its name and declaring new principles yesterday the American Railway League has become a full-fledged- political organization. Hereafter it will be known as the Railway Employes' and Telegraphers' Political League of America. Its object is to deal in state and national politics; to secure recognition, elective ar.d appointive, for railroad men, one case being the appointment by President McKinley of a railroad man on the interstate commerce commission, as successor to Colonel William R. Morrison. Two hundred delegates -were present from Illinois. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pensylvania and West Virginia. The reason given for taking the name was to divest the organization of every similarity to the defunct American Railway Union. The members explained that they were constantly hampered in their work by meeting people -who confounded the two organizations. It is proposed to work for the election of railway men to legislatures in the several states, ar.d secure the passage of laws beneficial both to the employes and the railroads. Gifts of Real Christians. Kewanee, Ills., Xov. 23. — Sunday Evangelist Lindfield. of Chicago, preached In the M. E. church here and attacked church socials. "When a real Christian wishes to give 25 cents to the cause of the Lord," said Lindfield, "he has no right to demand that an oyster supper be thrown in. The church social and kindred entertainments are only mean? of extorting money, from unwilling people, and I put them in a class wkh the saloon and the gambling den. They are a form of robbery." and the c-hurch which accepts money from such sources is full of the works of the devil." Two Stories of the Bergman Case. Chicago. Xov. 23.—George A.Bergman, who mysteriously disappeared upon the eve of his marriage of Miss Margaret Perry, has not explained his absence sat- iffactoriiy to the father of the young lady who waited for him in her wedding trousseau, and the marriage has been called off. for a time at least. That is one version. Another story, as told by some intimate friends of the family, is that the engagement is still in force and that Bergman still has a fighting chance to reinstate himself in the good graces ^f the Perry family. __ Rnn i>o\rn by K Xjocomotive. Warsaw, Ind., Xov. 23.—Mr. and Mrs. Borseman and a young child, residents of Burkett. this county, were driving across the Xickel Plate railroad near Claypool Sunday afternoon -when ther were run down by a train. Mrs. Horseman and the child were instantly killed and Horseman was faial|y ittiurafl- By the Heels Several Hundred Feet l»t Fort She.rldan Because He Would |>"ot Walk to His Trial — Testimony Against the Captuln I* Pretty Stronjr. So Far, in the Court-Martial—Witnesses Swear to Kicks and Sword-Cuts. Chicago, Nov. 23.—Captain Leonard A. Levering, Fourth infantry, stationed at Fort Sheridan, appeared before a court martial at that post yesterday to stand trial on the charge of "conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline." The specific charge is causing Private Hammond to be dragged over the ground by the heels from the guard, house to the office of the regimental adjutant after Hammond had refused to walk. Court was an hour late in convening because of the delay in arrival of Brigadier General Wade, the presiding officer. A cold wind from northwest blew across the par4.de grounds and Private Hammond was nearly frozen before an officer noticed his condition and ordered him to the guard house. Testimony of Lieut. Bernard. Hammond was thin and pale, and his appearance indicated that his imprisonment had told on his health. His army overcoat was at Plattsburg, N. Y., where he left it when he absented himself without leave, and there was none for him at Fort Sheridan. When General Wade arrived the prisoner was brought from the guard house, and testimony begun at once. The first witness was Lieutenant John J. Bernard, officer of the guard on the day Hammond was dragged. He testified that he ordered Hammond to aopear before the summary court and that the latter refused to go. He exhausted all means to get the private to go before the court, and these being unavak'ng he reported the matter to Captain Lovering, who was officer of the day. "Did you hear Captain Lovering use oaths in his language to the prisoner?" Judge Advocate Hunter asked in questioning Bernard. "I heard him say 'd—n you, come out,' " was the answer. Kx-Corporal Tells What He .Saw. The lieutenant was unable to state positively to the court whether Lovering kicked or stabbed the prisoner. Ex- Corporal Xew, who was corporal of the day on Oct. 9, but who has since been reduced to the rank of piivate, was next witness called and stated that Lovering, as officer of the day. sent three men to Hammond's cell with orders to prod him with bayonets iC he would not walk. "He said he would die before he would walk," said New, "and then I saw Lovering kick him twice, and prod him with his sword." "How much force did the office use?" asked the judge advocate. "He kicked him pretty hard; so hard, at least, that Hammond felt it and rubbed his »:de," was the answer. "How hard did Lovering prod the prisoner with his sword?" was the next question. "The sword must hav; passed through Hammond's- clothing," said Private New, "for he cried 'don't do that.' When the prisoner had been dragged down the guard house steps I saw Lovering prod him again. That time it was in the hand and I saw the blood trickle from the wound." Sergeant Brainard was called and gave a minute description of how Hammond was dragged feet first to the building where the court was sitting, several hundred feet. "How did Hammond look when he arrived at the court?" asked Colonel Hunter. "He was crying when the rope was taken from his feet," answered the corporal."His pants were worn through to the skin, and when I returned with him to the guard house he showed rne the cuts made by Captain Lovering'ssTvord. They were all bleeding.and were deep." Corporal Ward was the last witness, and his evidence corroborated that of Private New. Adjournment was taken to today. ^ WAS USEFUL IN HIS WAY. Rcr*I ••ke* the food p«rt, whotoMW* «nd JiM£<»•«» POWDER Absolutely Pur* •OVAl &AK1NO KJWOE* CO M Gave Savagery an Opportuii Ltj- to Turn Itself, Loose, as It Were. Bonnofs Mills, Mo., Nov. 23.—Late Sunday afternoon John Wade, a tramp, called at the home of a farmer named Wilson and demanded something to eat. Mrs. Wilson and her daughter were alone. They refused the demand and Wad;? began a tirade of abuse. Wilson happened along at that juncture and after administering- a severe beating to Wade shot him in the log. Wade hobbled and wandered into town. He began abusing the citizens on every hand. Several became incensed and. a mob formed and beat Wade into insensibility. He was found yesterday morning lying on the road a mile from town in a ssrious condition. Wade claims to hail from Minneapolis. Minn. He is thought to be insane and will be taken to St. Louis. Not So Certain He Saw Murray. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 23. — Whether Murray, the reputed victim of Frank Novak, has been in this city is still matter for speculation. Charles 'Wood, of Vinton. la., who told Chief of Police Reed that he had seen Murray in the 33a.va.rian saloon, is not so certain now about it, and there is r.o-confinna.tion. of his story. No one else can remember the man he says was Murray, although *here were a number present. Bank of IxxU'to Malce it Payment. Lcdi. Wis., Nov. 23.—The management •f the Bank of Lodi. forced; to the wall Oct. 20 by the failure of the Bank of Edgerton. -srill make iU flwrt payment ot 25 per cent. Monday, Jf«v. 3. On the same day a new bank wtU b« opened with *. paid u» capital •( **S.*M. THi TRAGEDY AT OCONOMOWQC, Startling Story Told Iiy the Wife and Mot*- er Who Is tinier Arrest. .''x Waukesha, YVis.. Nov. 53.—Mrs. E. Cornell, whose husband is at Ocon- cmowoc in a serious condition, resulting from a deep cut at his throat, and whoaw children are dead at that city, wa« arrested by Sheriff Schneider on Saturday afternoon and brought to this city, where she was lodged in jail until 7- o'clock yesterday morning, at whtcK time the sheriff accompanied her to Oconomowoc to attend the inquest. Mrs. Cornell adds nothing to what is already; known, when she talks, but she is persistent in her denial of having anything to do with the bloody work done in her home. She says that the first she knew of it was what she saw when shs got up the morning alter the tragedy. Sh» called Lewis, who had already risen an* gone across the street, and he called the police. After some questioning Mrs. Cornell made a most startling statement in regard to the domestic affairs in the Cornell homestead. From her statements it was learned that the familr was extremely poor and the husband out of work; in fact nad no way ic which to pay house rent and feed his family. With Lewis a bargain was made by Cornell, who bartered his wife, according to her story, for rent and food. Mrs. Cornell said she strenuously opposed the arrangement, but her husband finally persuaded her. How long the arrangement had been in effect she did not say. She told of hardships and privations gone through and the ends of desperation to which poverty had driven them. Oconomowoc. Wis., Nov. 23.—The sensation of the inquest in the Cornell case yesterday was the testimony of Mrs. Dahlman. who said that at about 4:St o'clock Saturday morning she saw two persons, carrying a lantern go from Cornell's across the street and a few miautes later return to Cornell's. The direction given by the-^vitness led to the Lewis house and stable and the time fixed is about an hour and a half before the discovery of the bodies. Testimony was given by two witnesses wh» heard an awful cry about 6 o'clock and the sounds as of blows by a hard substance upon something not hard, tht noise apparently emanating from the Cornell dwelling. COSTLY FIRE AT STREATOR. Department Store Burns, Causing a &OIM of $3OO,OOO—Lamp Explode*. Streator, Ills., Nov. 23.—The large department store of D. Heenan & Co. wa» destroyed by fire last night, entailing a loss to the firm of about J200.000. The fire was caused by the explosion of a amp in the miiinery department on the second floor, and started about 6:3t o'clock. Before the firemen could respond the room was all ablaze. A strong wind aided in speading- the fire to the other departments,..^,pd the whole interior o fthe three-story structure was soon a seething furnace. The postofflce adjoined the store and was completely destroyed. The mail and valuables wera removed; loss, about J2.000. H. F. Rowland's furniture stock an* building was on fire several times, an were the stores of M. Puree) 1 & Co., dry goods and groceries; Julian Mose»,cloth- ng; the Union National bank,.and Ab« ^evy, boots and shoes/ Plate glass fronts' or a block was ruined. The Ottawa fire- department was telegraphed for and arrived promptly, but the fire was them under control. The total loss, is estimate* at $250,000, with about J12S.OOO insurance- on D. Heenan & Co.'s loss. The other oses are well insured. Straw-board Plant* Jiesume. Anderson, Ind., Nov. 23.—The strawboard plant of this city and thirty*-tw» n the nation controlled by the new trust, resumed operations last night and wlM-: run night and day. It will be necessary !or all to close down about two months' if every year, the total consumption be- ng- only 650 tons daily, while production s 900 tons. .Suiny on a Scalper's Tickets Savannah. Nov. 23.—James Foley, of Savannah, is suing theCentralof Georgia 'or $5.000 damages. Fofcy bought a scalper's ticket from Atlanta to Savannah and was- put_off ^he .train. . Yo great many nice thingg for the Table, in the way of fina Dishes, Cups and Saucers, Knivea, Porks, Spoons, Car- Tcre. Ifap Rings, Etc. See our window at 410 Broadway. D. A. HAUK, Jewekr&Opticitt

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