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Logansport, Indiana
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«AILY PHAROS TUESDAY, NOV. 30. 1897. _ »FJ. J. IXJBTHAIB. JOHS W. BARXXS. Lentil Bin A Barnea. TO1TOB8 ASD PROPRIETORS. TBEMB OF SUBSCRIPTION - Dally per week 10 cent*; per month 40 cents: per year and the B Phiron rt< i two forrnla* the Serol-Weeuy —iltion,' »1.25 a ytar, strictly in advance. Entered at the Lognnsport, Ind,,postoffice aa •econd cla§» mall matter, as provided by law. T&e Meeting Tonight. Logansport citizens are interested ia the prolongation of the gas supply- Attend the meeting at the court bouse tonight. PRESIDENT MCKINLEY will create dismay in Wall street if he shall insist in his message that the effort to reestablish the bimetallic standard Must not be abondoned. Such a re- aemmendation will shock the gold conspirators. __ THE matter of checking the waste ef natural gas ia a pretty serious question. A "allure in the natural gas supply would seriously injure toe cities of the gas b;It. Many indas- tries,rfiave been drawn there on ac- •ount of cheap fuel. They would locate elsewhere in case of a failure ID the supply of free fuel_._ Now that winter Is coming on, the kard coal trust is patting up prices to consumers in the large cities. The •atural resources of the country are gradually passing into the hands of a «ry few'rich men. This is what •dds strength to the demand for government control of the natural resources of the country. SPAIN ia now offering autonomy to the Cubans. But the plan proposed •f reconciling differences still gives Bpalo complete control In Cuban affairs. The Cubans in former contests have been betrayed and they are •low to consider any proposition that does not give them well nigh undisputed control of the island. They kave fought valiantly for independence, and they ought to have it. THE oil operators In the gas belt declare they are after oil. The oil is •btained after the gas escapes from the wells and for this reason the gas it allowed to escape without let or klndrance until the gas tn the wells is exhausted. It is in this manner that the gas is absolutely wasted. It is expected that the gas belt will become a great oil field when the gas is exhausted, and the oil men want to exhaust the gas as speedily as possible. The farmers who own the land are more interested in the production •f oil than in maintaining the gas wpply and they are therefore inclined to join with the oil operators in helping to exhaust the gas. Oil wells •ring the farmers handsome returns while gas brings a meager compensation . will suggest in his message some kind of a bimetallic agreement between the Uuir.ed States, Mexico and the countries of South America. The new, ho*ever, that McKmley will SSL uls heid firmly against the plans of the gold conspirators seems igu good to be true. McKinley has always been outspokenly In fa»or of silver coinage. He voted for free coinage when in congress and a« late as 1894 charged that President Cleveland had made gold the master ar.rt everything else its servant. He said if he could have his way both metals should be treated alike. If MsKinley has the strength of character to stand by his convictions on the money question and thwart the purposes of the money power In their efforts to commit this country to gold mono- metallism, he will prove himself to be a great man. A Jiuilunal Bant Trust. The latest thing in the way of a trust is the one now being formed in Wall street to secure control of the •ational banking system of the •ountry. The New York Journal lays that the plan of operations will •e exposed through a suit filed in the mew York courts to enjoin the •fflcials of the United States bank, •f New York City, from delivering any of their assets, stocks, bonds or lecurities to the National city bank. The injunction will be asked for in the ordinary course of a legal pro- •eedure instituted by Henry M. Potter, who seeks to recover 14,000,100 from the United States National hank. That is all that will appear upon the surface, but it is said that the inderlying purpose of the people represented by Mr. Potter is to biocfc the progress of a gigantic combination or trust, whose object is nothing less ambitious than to secure absolute •ontrol of the national banking system of the country and thereby tn practically dictate the financial affairs of .the nation. The organizers of this stupendous inanclal combination are the mag- mates of the Standard oil and sugar trusts, reinforced by J. P. Morgan, Collins P. Huntington, Dr. J. H. Parker and Gen. T. H. Hubard, who together control the affairs of the affairs of the great Mark Hopkins estate. Dare He Defy the Money Power? A Washington dispatch says that "the moneyed interests throughout *he country are very much stirred up ky the report that--. President Mc- linley Intends to ring the changes again on international bimetallism to his forthcoming message to congress. Wall street is aghast at the president's failure to grasp the actual •itaation. The friends of honest Inance everywhere are not only disappointed, hut disgusted, with the president's course. Every effort will to made, up to the time the message to sent to congress, to convince him •f the folly of saying anything iirther on the subject of bimetallism, •xoept that the movement In that direction feu failed utterly." One report has It that McKlnley THK natural condioiuus were never more favorable tor prosperous times, ir prosperity does not prevail there must be artificial conditions thit prevent it. is it because the purchasing power of money under the operations of gold monometallism., has greatly reduced wages acid the price of all commodities produced by labor? Notwithstanding most favorable natural conditions wages have not been increased to any perceptib e extent. A New Literature. The new cycle on which the literature »f poetry, fiction and the drama has entered is a marked feature of the present day spirit. The brave and brilliant old romantic school whoso last exponent died when Victor Hugo laid down his pen was succeeded by the realistic school, which finds its most marked example ill Zola. This so called realism had the peculiarity tha.t it dealt only with the bad side of reality, never the good. The result was a materialism, a horrible pessimism, which for a time threatened among intelligent people to swamp even belief in the immortality of the soul. The reaction has come. It began 50 years ago in a small, humble way. In the souls of the common people, not always consciously even to themselves, it took the form of a protest against the formality and materialism which had engulfed science and every phase of human thought. While science proclaimed that thought was a secretion of the brain the protest grew louder and louder. This protest, starting among the lowly, has at length the beginning of a literature, and a noble one, of its own. Its representative in Russia is Tolstoi, in Norway Ibsen. It has two or three prominent writers among the leaders of young France; in the Netherlands Maurice Maeterlinck, novelist and dramatist. In England Marie Corelli, in her peculiar way, stands out as the prophet of the new literature. In America we have as yet no leader, though for half a century we had one who was the noblest of them all, Emerson. He was greater than his own countrymen have ever realized. The literature which will come upon the stage with the twentieth century recognizes first of all the soul of man. It appeals directly to this. The body of the man is merely the expression of this soul, which is the man himself. The awakening and the development of man's intellectual consciousness to the point where he can commune with his own soul ard through it with what Emerson called the oversonl, the infinite, all pervading spirit of the universe— this is the doctrine of the new literature. It is joined to a spiritual mysticism which embraces both the mysticism of the early Christians and of the oriental philosophy. For the attainment of its ends it inculcates a lofty purity of life, a keeping down and control of the body and a noble altruism which must perforce make the golden rnle its conduct of life. At any rate this is an improvement on the yellow literature. Mirage City of Alaska. If any of the thousands of tourists and gold hunters in the Alaskan region shall happen to catch a glimpse of the beautiful and wonderful cloud city which seems to hover in the neighborhood of Mount St Elias and of Glacier bay, they may consider that one of the rarest sights on this globe has been vouchsafed them. The Italian Prince Luigi and bis men saw it last summer when they climbed Mount St. Elias. In July, 1SS9, Professor Richard C. Willonghby saw and photographed the phenomenon. The same summer of 1SS9 Mr. L. B. French, a traveler in Alaska, was fortunate enough to behold the city mirrored in the clouds. He said it looked large enough to contain 100,000 inhabitants. When the rays of the sun stream down through oar atmosphere, they are sometimes bent by entering a hotter or colder current Rays reflected from, any object are ben tin a similar way. Oblique rays may be bent till they are nearly horizontal A mirror reflects an object to a person when the object itself is quite out of his sight. Bays from an object apparently lift the object np or depress it as the case may be when they are deflected from their direct course by a rarefied or denser atmospheric layer. The spectral city of Alaska is probably some real town in Asia. Mr. French says it* towers and buildings look like those of an old European city. Bat what otty American Academy of Letters.' Comparative anatomy is understood to be a study of the anatomy of animals ss distinct from man. The Comparative Literary society of the United States, however, does not appear to be organized for the study of the literature of monkeys, horses and dogs and hyenas. It comprises some of the heavyweights among American writers, such as W. D. Howells, Colonel Higginson, Charles Dudley Warner and others. So far as we can make out, this society is moving to establish in the United States an organization similar to the French Academy of Science and Literature, whose members are familiarly known as the "forty immortals;". The name will probably be the National Academy of Letters. At first, of course, its founders will all elect themselves members, which is quite right. Then, by vote of those already in-, men and women all over the country who have won high distinction in art, science, literature and learning or in the great field of thought in general or who have performed great service for humanity will be allowed to become members of this national academy. We welcome it. Such a society is needed. It will be the meeting ground, of heroes and conquerors in the world of thought throughout this great country. It will cause them to be honored of their fellowmen at home and abroad. We bespeak in advance a membership for Mark Twain, Thomas Edison and Marie Wilkins. Pious Ball Players. It will be news to most people) that several of the most noted players in the college baseball and football teams are regular Yonng Men's Christian association young men, and that they not only are church goers and members, but that they-actually speak and speak well from platform and pulpit. A noted right guard of Harvard's football team is Norton Shaw, an athlete who not only is always up in his lessons, but finds time besides to preach eloquent discourses in the pulpit from time to time at Y. M. C. A. .meetings and elsewhere. Other college athletes who give religious talks and deliver sermons are "W. H. Lewis of Harvard, Spear of Princeton and Stagg of Yale. There is, however, today one member of the Boston Baseball club, the professional team that beat all the others in the country this season, who can preach as well as he can pitch a ball, and that is saying much. He is Edward M. Lewis. We do not look for religious example and precept among professional ball players. Yet why not? On a Sunday afternoon lately Mr. Lewis preached in the Y. 31. C. A. hall at. Boston from the text, "Whatsoever he saith unto you, doit." This baseball champion contended that Christ himself was an athlete. He said: He w:is u manly Christ. His muscles wro firm. His b:n-k was ujibent. He suffered i n the cross without, sheutiiuj,' a tear. He was all courage. So far as heard from the November shower of meteors this year was not exceptional in size or brilliancy. The great shower is not due till 1899. Millions of years ago some luckless planet is supposed to have burst into fragments. Its scattered pieces followed still the main line of its orbit and ranged themselves in a stream according to their size and the force with which they had been thrown off. In time there canie an orbit of planetary fragments. This is the history of meteoric showers. The earth in its annual circuit passes near two of the meteor orbits about Aug. 10 and Nov. 15, and sometimes the fragments come near enough to enter onr atmosphere. Every 3U years we come to the place in the November meteor ring where the fragments are thickest. When the Bank of England finds there is a drain upon its gold stores, it simply raises the prices charged to persons who wish to get gold from its vaults and give paper money and notes in exchange. In commercial language, it "advances the rate of discount." This at once stops the outflow of gold. The great storehouse of gold in the United States is the national treasury. "When there is an outflow of gold from this country, the treasury must pay out gold for paper, and no matter what the drain is the law will not allow it to raise the rate of discount. Thus it is obliged to pay out gold without any power to protect itself from a run. The Bank of England has more power than the United States government in matters of money and currency. Tree Surgery. The decay and death of stately old trees is a sad spectacle. Every city, every country home, witnesses yearly the loss of beautiful old forest trees, in some cases centuries old. It has been supposed there was no way of arresting the decay o:f an ancient tree when once it set in. Recent experiments have, however, shown this to be a mistake. Modern science has decreed that there need not be any more old people. It has now asserted positively that magnificent elms, oaks, sycamores, pines and their brethren of the woods need not die at all. That is the result declared to be arrived at by the De Car system of pruning. In brief, it is trimming back the long branches of the old tree a third or even half their length. All the youth and sap of the tree leave its roots and trunk and flow outward to the end of the branches. Trim these back, "each main branch to a healthy lateral branch, which will serve to attract and elaborate by means of its leaves a sufficient flow of sap to insure the growth of the branch, " Thus the old tree is made constantly to renew its youth, grow its branches over and over again. Care must be taken always j to let the lower limbs remain the lou- gest. That is the natural method of I growth in the'limbs of any tree left to itself. The longest limbs below, shorter limbs toward and at the top of the tree trunk permit the most sunlight and a free circulation of air among the greatest number of leaves. The older a tree grows, the more beautiful and precious it becomes. If the oaks and elms that have shaded generations of mankind can be preserved by this new system of tree surgery, then may they live forever. Chicago seems to be the.first cityprc, posing to make extensive use of the motor cycle for business purposes. Horses are the worst enemy to asphalt streets. ! It is not the wagon, not even the huge j trucks, that grind the streets to pieces, but the hammering of iron hoofs. If the motor cycle truck which has been invented is really successful, then every street in every city can be paved with asphalt. The wheels of great trucks can | be covered with rubber, and they will glide easily and swiftly along, propelled by the motor inside of or beneath ! them. Then dust, noise, the nncleanli- • ness attendant upon stables and horses in a city, will all be done away. All this 1 is easily possible and practicable. All mankind are aware that it is better to do great deeds than to heap up I great riches, but they do not seem to • act on the information extensively. ! Perhaps, after all, it comes easier to i them to get riches than to do great deeds. It appears to be written in the book of fate that tho savage little empire of Korea will become a Russian depeudeu- ! ey. England will not like it, but Eng'• land cannot help herself. The Socialist party of Ausa-ia-Hun- garv is as harmonious as the Nationalist party of Ireland. While mankind are perishing for want of light, liberty and the comforts of civilization the Socialists of Austria-Hungary quarrel among themselves and split np into two parties, the Social Democrats and the Christian Socialists, and fight and stone each other and pull hair over a little matter of theology. Onlr one thing is absolutely certain \a regard to foreign news dispatches, and it is that a large number of them are lies. - The same is true of many of the news dispatches from Washington. To this pass have journalistic degenerates brought the noble and useful profession of newspaper making. Reciprocity-is better than rivalry and infinitely more profitable to a nation. A RELIC OF THJE PAST. Surgical Operations For llie Cure Piles and Rectal Diseases 110 Loiiger Secessarj. of Medical Discovery Which VUI1 Change the Trea'ment of AH such Diseases. It has long been thought not only by some physicians but by people in general that the common, painful aod exceedingly annoying trouble, piles, was practicably incurable by anyother means than a surgical operation, and this belief has;,been the cause of years of needless suffering, because of the natural dreadiof ^sur- glcal operations. There are many salves, ointments and similar remedies on the market which afford some relief la cases of piles, but the Pyramid|Pile Cure is the only preparation so far introduced that can be reliably depended upon to cure to stay cured, every form of Itching, bleeding^or protruding piles. Mrs. M. C. Hinkley of 601 Mississippi St , Indianapolis, was told by her physician that nothing but a surgical operation costing between seven and eight hundred dollars, could cure her as she had suffered for 15 vears; yet even in such a case as hers the Pyramid Pile cure accomplished a complete cure. She says: "I knew an operation would be death to me and tried the Pyramid with very little hope and it is not bo be wondered at that I am soD enthusiastic in its praise." Mr. D. E. Reed of South Lyons, Mich., says I would not take $500 and be placed back where I was before I used the Pyramid Pile Cure, I suffered for years and it is now eighteen months since I used It and not the slightest trace of the trouble has returned. The Pyramid Pile Cure is sold by nearly all druggists at 50 cents and II per package and as it contains no opium, cocaine or other poisonous drug can be used with perfect safety. No one need suffer from piles in any form who will give tbis excellent remedy a trial- Send for book on canse and care of piles, sent free by addressing Pyramid Drag Co., Marshall, Mich., (formerly Albion,Mich.) THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs. Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Dyspi psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Kheuma tism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache^. Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, Weak Back, Fever and; Ao-ue and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Iservous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HEKB TEA CO. NEW YORK. KNIGHTS OF HONOR. Identification Meeting* Are Popular In New York-—Xotea. Identification meetings are the source of much interest just now in >"ew York Knights of Honor circles. These meetings are got up for the purpose of bringing every member to the lodgeroom, where he can be seen and recognised, by other members. Inability to properly identify a member after his decease h;is caused much embarrassment and deluy, and has been known to postpone indefinitely the payment of death "benefits. From all parr* of the country come reports of an increased interest in the order on the pare of members and promises of a large increase in membership. One regular assessment a month under the present system is paying death claims nicely. Only five more special assessments to pay- Tie "Directory Circular" recently issued by Grand Keporter John Mulligan of New York, Is a very useful document. It tells you who the grand lodge officers arc; also members of grand lodge standing committees, and a roll of all the lodges o£ the state, with the names and addresses of their reporters. THR City National Bank, LOGANSPORT, IITD. CAPITAL ...... $200. 000 JOHN GRAY, President, I. X. CBAWPORD, Vice Prei. F. R. FOWLER, Cashier. -DIRECTOK8— John Gray, I. N Crawford, J. T. Elliott, Dr, W. H. Beli. A. P. Jen*», W. C. Pennock, luao Shideler. Geo. W, Funk ana John C. Ingnwa . Loan money on personal and security. Buy and sell Government bonds. Will pay 2 per ct-ni per annum on certrftaatM- depoBite, when deposited sir mnntbi; * percent pur annum when left one year. Boxes In Safety Deposit Vault* Tor Mif»- keepinir of valuable papers, rented at from $5 to $15 per year. A New Overcoat. Ost-,ipHrl>y J'rosc'vibctl in loivn. Des Slolnes, Ia., Nov. 30.—Dr. Hart- supee's osteopathy institute, ea.fl of the city, wao closed yesterday incompliance with the law passed last winter preventing its practice in the state. Then; were fifty patients and the medical staff, \vas rushed with business. , "We can make you up a fine- Garment and a perfect fit at a low figure. Handsome Suits. Those we are turning out are nowhere surpassed forth* price. >!,l»fi1 I)V :i Trusted Kill ployp. uKp*. Xov. 30.—Arthur Ynung. president of thf Benjamin Young Sad- dlery company, states that goods valued at fully Sn.OOO have been stolen from the company by William H. Vrke, a confidential employe. Urke is under ar- j rest. State Xonn-il School Biirnctl. River Falls, TYi?., Nov. 30.—The River | Falls state normal school was burned. last nifi-ht. Loss. J75.000; insurance, $55,- j 000. A goo.! share of the library and ' pianos and furniture in the kindergarten were saved. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. P. B. Updike, of Litchfield, Ills., ex- member of the legislature, dropped dead Sunday. "Poney" Slbbi*" rescued four' persons from death ;n a burning building at Dearborn court and Twenty-first Street, Chicago. Many cattle are dying near Spring Green, Wis.. from a mysterious disease. The siare veterinarian will investigate the matter. A New York TVorid special declares that General Wpyler killed and starved to death while he was governor general 500,000 Cubans. At the hcrse sale at Lexington, Ky., a yearling thoroughbred by Rayon d'Or. out of the famous race mare Sallie Mc- CleHar.d sold for $£,000. The books of the defur.ct banks at English, Marengo and Leavenworth, Ind., «hoiv money eriougti to pay all the claims ar*d leave S25.000 over. Mrs. Kate E. Johnson.of Norton,Kas., has been elected county treasurer on the Republican ticket. She owns two good farms, and manages them profitably. There is a great scarcity of al! kinds of labor in the woods at Crystal Falls. Mich., especially of tiemakers. Mine operators also complain of a scarcity of men. The Detroit Chamber of Commerce building will be sold at auction tomorrow to satisfy a mortgage of $430,000 held by the New York Life Insurance company. By a vote of 41 to 5 the delegates to the .Central Trades and Labor union of St. Louis placed itself on record as being opposed to further restriction of immigration. The Albany Journal says that Louis W. Pratt, collector of internal revenue for the Albany district, has been peremptorily removed from office, because he is S1S.OOO short. TJp TO date President McKinley has received 121,500 seekers for a place ic the government service. Out of that number he has rewarded exactly 1,563—say. one man In eighty. The town of Farmland, Ind., was threatened with total destruction by fire Sunday night, but the Muncie fire department succeeded in limiting the fire to six business houses, including the postoffiee. Iota! loss, J25.000; insurance light. Dr. Augustus Charles Mendenhall, "Indian doctor," held at Jackson, Mich., to answer to the charge of Wgamy, i* said to have eleven step-mothers and his wife eleven mothers-in-law, his father having been married that number fl£. times. . . . - .... ^- W. Craig Merchant Tailor. Drop in and see our line of WIKTEE GOODS. It was- never so complete or beautiful. 416 Broadway, Next to Frame's. No No Danger! Teeth extracted without pain or after effects, such as sore mouth, eore gums, etc. Absolutely safe an* paiolee. The Finest and Best method of CROWN and BRIDGE Work, The most natural-looking artificial Teeth on new method PLATES,. guaranteed to fit. j^-No charge for extracting without pain when new teeth are to be supplied. Dr. W. T. Hurtt, T-417 ikT T T O TI 311 1-2 Fourth Bt. UH1N 1 lO 1 Jover Fisher's Drug 8tor» Lovely Trimmed Hats and Bonnets. Our opening will continue for the season on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS. Mrs. W. Potter,""> 517 Broadway near Sixth Logansport;, Indiana. 1897 NOVEMBER, 1807 Su. 7 14 21 28 Mo. 1 8 15 22 29 T«. 2 9 16 23 80 We. 3 10 17 24 _---" Th. 4 11 18 Fr. T 12 19 25 [26 -k St. T 13 20 27

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