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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29. 1897 NO. 26 Wonderful Cloak Selling. ••••*••••••••*•«••••••»» Never in our history has our cloak mom been so as the past three days, perhaps the weather had a great deal to do with it, but we rather think our past reputation, for good values at right prices, coupled with the "very special prices" that we are naming on accouut •of our great UPBUILDING SALE Is the chief drawing power. Monday's specials will be in RURS "We own 100 Sample Cape?, no two alike,mftde of Astrachan, Electric •Seal, and Belgium Coney, beautiful •garments, every one of them perfect in every way. 'We're going to sell them at >3ott Regular price The lengths of these garment run irom 20 to 36 inches, and all have an extra full sweep. Price tor ASTRACHANS , $17.50, $20 and $25.oo ELECTRIC SEALS, .. &1O, S1S.OO, S18.OO to $25 Belgium Coney Capes,36 inches deep, with 100 inch. Sweep, worth $9-5°, for this sale $5.98 Your Early Buying is Urged in this Instance. I have used Piso's Cure for Consumption, and can recommend it above all others for Coughs and Colds. It is selling like hot cakes. GUSTAV FALK, Druggist, Winton Place, Ohio. August 31,1897. Use Logan Milling •Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours aie the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market ==PATENTS== American and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. Spry Block! -__ ~^. ~- - ^ -. - ^ ,-— ^ T^ T . GORDON- THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. Pm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 G. 'Tucker, Tailor, 4tt and Broadway. Eagle Getting Ready to Do a Little Screaming in the Hearing of Germany and Hayti. WAEJOTG NOTE HAS BEEN UTTEKED. Our Relations \vith Canada Xot Iraiproved by the Ki-reiit ("onfrrem-es—United !i»tAt«t* Insists 011 the I'rohiuition of I'elajric Sealing- as a Condition I'reoedent to a. Joint Commission—Canadian Counter-Proposal —CanadaS AVants as to Reciprocity. Washington. Xov. 29.—The following dispatch from Berlin indicates that the United States is keeping a watchful eye on the proceedings of Germany in the West Indies: "The state department at Washington has requested I'nited States Ambassador White to ascertain exactly the intentions of Germany with respect to the claims of Herr Luedtrs, whose recent imprisonment in Hayti has caused friction between the German and Haytien governments. Mr. White has also"been instructed, if any schemes of annexation exist or if there is an intention to make an excessive demonstration with a view of unduly punishing Hayti, to intimate to the German government that the United State:, could not tolerate either of the courses before mentioned, though In principle having no objection to Germany obtaining satisfaction." Imperial Parliament -"Must. Act. Washington, Nov. 29. — A dispatch from Ottawa, Ont., says: "The reply of the Canadian government to the proposition of the United States, that the Canadians should stop killing seals for a. year beginning Jan. 1, indicates that it is not possible to comply with the proposal, as every British subject has the right to engage in pelagic sealing unless prohibited by imperial decree, which can only be issued by authority of the imperial parliament, and parliament will not meet until February. The Canadian reply suggests that the proposed joint commission be appointed and meet, at once: when, upon L-onclusion of negotiations upon the half dozen questions at issue—including the" sealing question—the necessary legislation could be ser-uivd from the British parliament and the suspension of pelagic sealing go Into effect in the spring." Our Proposition or None. The state department declines to say anything respecting the answer of the Canadian government on the seal question, further than to state that no communication on the subject had been received from either the British embassy or from Ottawa. The published report of the conference which took place between Foster and the British and Canadian representatives on the 16th inst. shows that the proposition now .reported from Ottawa as have been formulated by the Canadian government was proposed at that time and definitely declined by Filter. It was then distinctly stated that the government of the United States could not consent to make the seal question dependent upon the complex question of reciprocity or revision of our tariff or other matters unless there should be a suspension of the slaughter of the seals while the negotiations and resulting legislation were pending. It is not likely that the president will reverse the decision of this government upon a renewal of the proposition. CANADIAN STATEMKNT OF THE CASE. How Sir touls Davics Looks at the Seal Expert Keport—Reciprocity. Toronto, Ont.. Nov. 29.—Sir Louts H. Da vies, at a meeting of the Liberals here, referred to his recent visit to Washington to attend the seal conference. He said: "The seal experts settled the question of fact in such a way that hereafter it cannot be opened up. We know exactly where we are. We know that the seal herd has diminished in an extraordinary degree in late years, and we know that pelagic sealing has diminished more than the herd and by a far greater percentage. We know, too, as a declaration of the experts of both countries, that there is no immediate danger of the extinction of the herd, and that the kind of pelagic sealing practiced by Canadian fishermen does not imperil or threaten the existence at the herd, and we know further that as a commercial venture it does not pay either country. That is atout the sum and substance of the case." Continuing, Sir Louis said it was pointed out to the Americans that Canada had taken her stand In reference to her tariff; had proclaimed and given effect to a preferential trade arrangement ar,d that the representatives could not enter into any agreement which should directly or indirectly prejudice the principle of preference. They were tolci that the right to catch seals being a national right vindicated by the great Paris tribunal as a legitimate industry on the pan of British subjects, could net be disposed of for a mere money consideration: that Canada did not sell national rights for money. But they were told that Canada's representatives were willing t.hat it should be treated as one of a large number of large questions ar.d put, as i; were. In the hodge-podge in the the setlement. If the United States could see their way c.r to admit our lumber, to make coal reciprocally free on both sides, to malte fifh, salt and fresh, free and such articles as barley, eggs, potatoes and other things of that kind, an arrangement might be made which w.ould be mutually profitable and satisfactory to both countries. Sir Wilfrid Laurier had not surrendered one iota of Canadian rights or Canadian privileges. How to Believe Cuban Destitution. Washington. Nov. 29.—In conseqence of the widespread destitution among the people in Cuba the governor general of the islands informed Consul General Lee that United States citizens who desire to ^er.d supplies to the poor ard needy in Cuba should send them to the .Roman Catholic bishops nearest tfc< point or collection, and these prelates wouid in turn consign whatever might be ?»rn to the bishops of the island at p-,voya and Santiago de Cuba for dis- iribution. "BIGGER" MAN THAN UNCLE gAM. That Is What Till* Fellow Seems to Consider Himself. Wichita. Kan., Nov. id.—Captain E. L. Howe has designated Jan. 10 as the day for his "boomers" to move upon the Wichita reservation if no action toward opening it shall have been taken by •ongress previous to that date. The instructions of Secretary Bliss that the Indian police be reinforced by regular troops, if necessary to guard the boundary, has made Howe furious. "Damn the Indian police," said Howe yesterday in advising his men. "All we want is our right according to law and the law- allows us to g-o into the Wichita mountains. We purpose to go about this matter peaceably. We shall ask congress when that body convenes to open the reservation or allow us to go into the mountains and take claims. We shall wait a reasonable time and if our. petition is not granted we shall move upon the land. "I've got the men to do it, and if these Indian police or agents interfere there will be graves all over the reservation, and many a regular will lie down with the rest, too, if the federal troops interfere. There is no use T .o agitate the matter, but the federal authorities may as well be informed as to our intentions." Howe is regarded by- many as a visionary crank, but the apparent candor with which he puts his proposition and the forceful manner in which he argues it is enlisting followers by 1he score. PETTIGREW AGAINST ANNEXATION. Cannot Find a Native Hawaiian Who \Vauts to Come into the United States*. Honolulu, Nov. 20. via San Francisco, Nov. 29.—Senator Petti-grew, of South Dakota, and ex-Senator Dubois, of Idaho, left for San Francisco today. Both men are practically against annexation. It is a change of. front on the part of Dubois. When he was a •member of the senate L. A. Thurston, who was then Hawaiian minister at Washington, remarked and repeated frequently that Senator Dubois was one of the mo.st enthusiastic supporters of the annexation proposal. In a recent speech before a meeting of Hawaiians at Hilo, Hawaii, Petugrew said: "We came to your island for the purpose of ascertaining xvhat the people who live in this coumry thought about the question of annexation of the islands, and also to see what we could learn about the desirability cf annexing these islands, if we found the people wanted them annexed on the part of the United States. "I have supposed that many of your people were in favor of annexation, lie- cause it has be-en so represented: but I havs talked to many and I have failed to find a native Hawaiian who is not opposed to annexation to the United States S.KCI in favor of your own government." I shall tell what I have seen and what I have heard in the senate when the question comes up. I should do that even if I were opposed to what you want done, but I am not opposed to it." TRUE SOUTHERN SENTIMENT. Doesn't Propose to Reward the ">Ien Who Burned Their Homes" in the War. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 9. — The Georgia legislature has proven that true southern sentiment is not yet dead m the south. That body has Just killed a bill by Calvin, of Richmond county, which provided for granting free license to Yankee soldiers who might now be living in the state. The bill created much surprise and was strongly condemned. Two men spoke in favor of the bill, but their speeches received little attention. Several men who opposed the bill said that they loved the Union and had no feeling of hostility against the,north or against the men who fought against the- south in the days of the civil war. But they were unalterably opposed to a measure that would be a reward for the men who came to Georgia in 1S64 and burned the homes of the people who have to help pension the Union soldiers. A number of members spoke and said that the national government made ample provision in the way of pensions for the aid of the Union veterans, and they thought Georgia should confine her aid tc the men who bled in her defense during the war. One Dead and Five Badly Hurt. Pittsburg, Nov. 29. — One man was killed and five others were badly injured last evening, the result of a boiler explosion at a blast furnace operated by Laughlin & Co. The victims are: Dead—John Mullen. Injured— Seaford Arms, fireman; John Pierport, John Karsey. William McCarthy (fireman) and a colored man, name not known. Mullen died shortly after the accident after suffering jntense agony. His body was literally cooked. Everybody Knen- How They Stood. New York. Nov. 29 —The World prints dispatches from a number of United Slates senators stating their position on the Cuban question. There has never been any doubt of the position of many of them—such men as Mason of lilli- nois. Mill?. Gallagher. Teller, Pasco, Bacon of Georgia. Cockrell, etc. They are aH at the least for recognition of belligerency and probably few would oppose recognition of independence. George Fred Williams Against O.uincT. Boston. Nov. 29.—The municipal contest took a new phase Saturday through the indorsement of the candidacy of Thomas Riley for mayor by George Fred Williams. This brings Williams directly opposed for the first time to Mayor Qutacy. He says Eiley represents the Democracy as it was declared at Chicago last year. tuetgtrt's Attorneys Entirely Changed. Chicago, Nov. 28, — Attorney Albert Phalen, who was to have been chief counsel for Luetgert in his second trial, withdrew from the case yesterday. His withdrawal was due to the retention of Attorneys Harmon and Riese as as- stints in the case, contrary to his ad- Tlce. .. , - - Brought in by Those Who Ar« Returning from the Arctic El Dorado. rOROED TO FLEE BY STAEVATIOIf, The Case of Hundreds \Vlu> Went Into the AVildemcs!. Unprovided with Ration* for a Year or :v>—Grand Rush for a Country \VhereThere Is Something to Eat—Gold Is There Hut the Auriferous. Jleial Seems To Be Hard lo Get. Seattle. T\'ash., Xov. 29.—Twenty-five men arrived here yesterday on the City oi Seattle direct from Dawson City. The party consisted of Thomas Magee. Sr., Thomas Magee, Jr., •'Swift Water Bill" Gates, Joe Boyle, William Huskins, F. Eckert, H. Robertson, H. Raymond, Bert Xason, John W. Brauer, 'vT. H. Chambers, E. W. Pond, E. Ash. J. Gillespie, Thomas Wilson, P. McGraw, Jack Daltcn, William Lesk. Arthur Celine, Joseph Fairburn, J. Smith, T. Warren and Jim Stephenson. They came out over the Dalton trail, leaving Dawson City Oct. 16. They are reported to have between them $60,000. All in drafts and 5200,000 in gold dust.. All tell stories of a food shortage in Dawson that is almost a famine. The last person to leave Dawson was Ja.ck Dalton. When DaHon left the steamers Alice and Bella had reached there loaded light. "Why L»ld You Get So Much Bread?" It is said that the Bella's cargo consisted of whisky and billiard balls. She brought no provisions. The Canadian government, mounted police chartered the Belia and gave all who wished a free pass to the Yukon. The Bella is reported to have left about Oct. 12 with 200 men. According to the statements made by members of the Dalton party there is liable to be trouble of the most serious kind this winter in Dawson. Billy Leak says that all the people talk about at Dawson is the food famine. Men were gathering in groups and cursing with might and main the new- comera that were constantlycoming: into the Klondike with scarcely any provisions. Not Much Profit in This. The men figured that it would take all their earnings in sold to pay their living expenses at Fort Yukon during the winter and that in the spring: they would not. even have enough left to pay passage money back to Dawson, to say nothing of purchasing enough food to subsist until they could gel started again. John W. Brauer. a United States mail carrier, who left Dawson Sept. 27, said: "There is only one salvation for miners who are now at Dawson City, and that is for them to undertake the awful winter trip from Dawson to Fort Yukon, a distance of 400 miles. There is no food at Fort Yukon, there is none at Da\vson. and just as sure as the stars shine, terrible suffering will be the fate of the Dawson miner unless he leaves there before spring. The restaurant at Dawson closed the night I left. It had been selling- nothing but beef st?ak, for which the hungry paid $2,HO. Stampeding Away from Starvation. "When the people realized that the boats would be unable to get up the river they knew that starvation threatened them and the great stampede began. * « • The little steamer Kiukuk which was to make the trips from Dawson to Pelly. where the Jack Dalton trail starts, was brought into play. She was besieged by would-be passengers who offered as high as $250 that they might be aboard while she made her journey of 175 miles to Pelly. The Kiu- kuk left Dawson on the afternoon of Sept. 27 with twelve or fifteen passengers. * * * The only thing you could possibly buy at Dawson was sugar, baking powder, spices and some dried fruit. No flour, bacon or anything o£ that kind could be purchased from any of the stores, simply because they did not have them." Brauer told of a private party selling a miner a sa.ck of (lour for $75 and bacon for SI a pound. GREAT PLACE TO GO. SCRE, If You Have Trained Yourself to Ll»* OB Nettling Indefinitely. H. A. Ferguson said: "The situation at Dawson was relieved by the exodus to Fort Yukon. I doubt if there will be any actual starvation there, but there will be a shortage. The old-timers have provisions enough to carry them through. The stores are practically cleaned out. All they would sell was live pounds of sugar to a man. Flour could r.ot be bought at all. One or two sacks- were quickly picked up at $200 per sack. Wages are still $15 per day, but they are sure to go down to $8 by- next .-summer and $S a day there is no more than 51.50 a day outside." Thomas ilagee, Sr., a well-known capitalist of San Francisco, in an interview said: "The excitement over the failure of the steamers to bring food up to Dawson continued when the Dalton party left. The police look charge for two days of the stores and warehouses of the Northwestern and Alaska Commercial company as a precaution only. Flour was selling at $2 a pound and no sale cf less than fifty pounds was made. No plar.s have yet been formulated to avert the starvation of tiicse who are short of provisions. Those well supplied have not much ^ympathy with those who are short because of the fact that the majority of these latter went in with little food, although abundantly warr.ed at J^ake Bennett in advance. "It had r.ct been discovered tip to Oct. 16 who shot two men in Dawsoa who were caught stealing food. One was found dead; the other fatally -wounded, died at the Roman Catholic hospital. It is believed that a secret organization exists for the purpose of shooting down ihieveA The organization or irouitinK parties for the winter to bunt moose was talked cf and will be carried oat. Dysentery and accompanying features were genera] at Dawson last summer, caused by miasma swamps oc. which the town is buUi. and poor Reyal nuke* the <Md pvrc. wholctoou and i POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL RAKINO POWDER CO., NEW VOM. sewerage. Ti-.o «•-•>::: fts; win r>e next summer. Nothing was talked but the grub question. The solution will probably be a public committee i* gather up voluntary or enforced coutri- tributior.s. the food thus gathered to be publicly dispensed and paid for by work or cash by those to whom it is given. "Somewhere quariz and placer mi««-« of great extent and richness are to be found in that country, and it is my d»lib«rat» opinion that California tralia ari» likely to have their past ar.d present vast mines out-distanced by th* development of the next tsn yetirs in that wide region. Of course, too, fairly paying placers and wide low graded quartz will be the rule. In sayinf this 1 am not dreaming of adding stimulus to the wild ar.d blind helter-skelter ru* of aimless people who have been ar.i will be tumbling in all sorts of unprepared shapes into that wild country. "It was a study In this connection to see men apparently almost crazed with haste breaking their necks almost i» rushing- over the Skapruay trails to ffft into the Klondike, and later on to «ee them in Dawson loafing around the muck hole streets there doing nothing, waiting for rich strikes which they expected and did not find. Nearly all of them were short of provisions; the great majority werp suffering from the blu^s and int.'tisp disappointment. Eight out of ton of them wished they had not come. Tt was generally prophr-s-ir-d at Dawsrw that there would next summer and f«H be nearly as great a hegira of outpners as of incomers. Some very rich strikes, none of which werp mado la.st summ«r and fall, may change this. Transportation both ways on the river can hardly be ovprflnne." MURDER AT CHICAGO IS OUT. Body of Mrs.'.Merry Found with" the Help of a Witness of the Murder. Chicago. Nov. 29.— Thp mystery sur- roundins 1ne disappearance of Mrs. Paulina Merry from her home at 5* Hope street was solved yesterday by the confession of Thomas Mickey, wh» was arrested on suspicion. Hickey toli how Christopher Merry choked and beat bis wife a week apo last Friday. Thc« finding it impossible to restore his wife to consciousness he decided to put her "out of her misery" by bealingr oM h*T brains with a poker. Late yesterday afternoon Hickey led a party of polios to an uninhabited portion of the- city, where Mrs. Merry's body was found buried beneath a few inches of loosa dirt by the roadside. On Nov. UO the police learned that Mrs. Merry had been made away wltk by hi-r husband. When the police begun their investigation the "-year-old sow of Merry told them that his father had killed his mother. Following this clue it was found that Merry had driven away from his place Saturday mominjr with a covered wagon, but no further trace of him has been discovered. Hiek- py also said that James Smith vzm present when Merry killed his wife. Th« three men sat up Friday nifcht an* tried to restore Mrs. Merry. On Saturday Merry, he says, decided to kill her. Merry, although still in the city, ha» successfully eluded the police. CIVILIZATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Negro Burned to Death for White Man. Wilmington. N. C.. Nov. 29.— ©» Thanksgiving day Nathan Willis, a colored man. living near Therry Orov» Beach, S. C., was arrestd for the crime of murdering a white boy of the nam» of Stephens. Stephens had an ox ar,4 cart and a package of money, of which the negro knew. Thursday night a mr.fc was raised by the farmers in the country near the home of Stephens. Willis was taken fron: the sheriff, carried into the woods and chained between tw» pine trees. Light wood was then piled around him and he was burned to ieath. Count of the CofoniJo Vote. Denver. Nov. 29.— The official canvass of the vot» for justice of the suprf-m-» Court at the recent state election w.-s mao> Saturday. The result was as fallows: W. P.. Gabbert. Populist-Dwi •- crat. 6S.WS: Charles D. Hayt, admin! - tration and Silver Republican, M.r'TT. The- vote for Bryan for president i» 189« was .J5S.SSO: for McKin'.er. I16.27'' A UHKAT MOKl'H. We all must htve gome- forCbriltm&l Hauk ••D thow you more, and »t leu price too, Bay §om«- time. HrriaodWatcbe* by the huodrrd a* 110 Broadway. Diamoadi a riptttotty. D. A. HALJK. Jeweler & Opticiaa Bert iBtytTicv DOD* by *w» tljUMM.

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