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UAILYPHAKOS •WEDNESDAY. DF.U. 1. 1897.^ BBXJ. T. LOUTHA1N. JOBS W. BARSE6. l^onthaln A Buruex. •DIIOBS AND PROPRIETORS. TEEMS OF SUBSCRIPTION - Daily per week, 10 cent*: per month 40 cents; per year •trictly in advance) |4.50 The Weekly Pharos and the Saturday Pharos, the two lormlnK the Semi-WeeXly •dliion. $1.2* a year, Btrictly in advance. Kntered at the Logansport, Ind.,postofflce ae teoonfl clsfiB mall matter, as provided by law. THE man who enjoys the least degree of prosperity in this country should be thankrul that he lives iu the United Stares rather t.han Cuba. WILL Hawaii and Us half civilized hordes beannexediot.be United States? Have we not- enough, territory already without acquiring ^more 2,000 miles away. IT will be worth millions to the »laln people of America, If President. McKinley shall thwart the purp i*es •f the gold conspirators. IvjUung will concentrate the wealth o' tbls country more certainly or more rapidly tban the permanent establishment) •r the single euld tt.andavd. THE Boston Globe one of the oldest »nd most conservative journals In tbe country gives utterance to tbe following anarchistic views: "The tyrant trusts and combines, the great overshadowing money pow- •r, the vast accumulation of wealth •eyond the dream of avarice In the k»nds of a few is now full of alarming danger to and threaten the very •ilstence of the republic, as It has keen the proximate cause of the overthrow of all free governments In the Honest Money Schemes. "There are two points in connection with the various proposals for •mrrency reform," says the Indian•polls Sentinel, "that are becoming mere conspicuous as the discussion progresses, and they are entitled to special consideration by the people. The first of these is that although the avowed prime object of currency reform Is the maintenance of the single gold standard, none of the proposed plans gives any assurance of maintaining H. This may seem an extraordinary statement, but we in- iist that an examination of any of the proposed plans will show>lt to be true. There is no material controversy as to the difficulty of the government's maintaining the single gold standard under the present currency system. In fact, that is tbe Tery" reason why currency reform is- srged. The difficulty that the government experiences is in the redemption of its paper money in e old otl demand. Of course, paper money must ke reibsued after redemption or the •ounuy must do without paper Money This constitutes 'the endless chain.' And all the plans have in view relieving the government of this burden by retiring its paper jconey. But all of them provide for issuing paper money in Us place, and the burden ot maintaining it on a gold standard must Be located somewhere. The gold standard will not Maintain itself. If it would there would he no currency problem. "AH the propositions unite in placing the burden of gold redemption, which is the only thing that can maintain the gold standard, on the matlonal banks. But there is no way in which it can be assured that the banks will carry this burden. The law may require gold redemption. just as it now requires the payment •I depositors in lawful money, but the country bas repeatedly seen that the banks will Ignore thisj. provision •whenever tbe pressure on them becomes too great. And so they would doubtless do as to gold redemption. It Is urged however, that people would not want their paper money redeemed in gold to long as they knew that it could be redeemed on demand. True enough. That is the theory on which the government has floated its paper money. But unless some system is found that offers better security for redemption than the credit of the government, and bank redemption does •ot, there will come times when that confidence is not sufficient. Suppose there comes, as there has come in the past, a large demand Tor gold for foreign shipment. It will Impair bank credit as quickly as it impaired government credit, and we •hall simply be out, of the frying pan into the fire, for the banks will certainly suspend specie payments whenever it is to their interest -to do so. They will not imitate the government by going to millions ot dollars of expense for that purpose. The treasury report show that it has cost an aver- •ee ot $2,000,000 per year since 1879 to mantain the gold standard. Will the banks go to any such expense? Who is foolish enough to imagine •uch a thing?" _ __ feflhiantbl* in-raUd drawing ODD r on the aympathieB of Us or her U M oat of date M the senri- Mental tallad of YiHikins and Dinah. Vie fashionable person today is chiefly fiaA of wburt »ndj>erfeot STANLEY'S RIDE. STIRRING EPISODE OF THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, NOV. 30, 1854. Bullrmt Action of Stanley'* Fourth Cotpn en the March to Franklin—Disaster to His Ontpost Brifaden—Has Dagh to th* Front—Wounded In the Fleht. [Copyright, 189T. by American Press Association. Book rights ruservc-d.] R A X K L I S (fought Nov. 30, IS04) \vas. for its proportiisus/'the graudc.sc battle of the war." This is the- estimate of the historian of the Army of the Cumberland and biographer of its great command- or, Thomas B. Van Home. Vau Horni- wrote his history of the Army of the Cumberland at the request of General Thomas from Thomas' private journal and other documents furnished by him. In concluding his summary of Franklin Van Home says: "The salient features of this battle were the position and action of the two brigades posted in front .of the main line and the gallantry of the Third after the enemy had carried the intrcnchments on Carter's Hill." The brigades referred to were Conrad's, Lane's and Opdycke's, constituting Wagner's division of Stanley's Fourth corps., and the trenches on Carter's Hill, carried by the enemy and recovered through the activity of Opdycke's brigade, were in the Twenty- third corps' lino. Opdycke's brigade, in charging forward, recaptured eight guns seized by the Confederates in the broken Twenty-third corps' line. General Thomas said that the battle of Franklin saved Nashville and that the battle of Franklin itself was saved by Opdycke's brigade of Stanley's Fourth corps. Using the same course of reasoning, General Stanley saved the battle of Franklin by his activity and firmness during the preceding 24 hours. The forces engaged at Franklin, the Fourth and Twenty-third corps, belonged to the army of General Thomas, who was at Nashville. The two corps were acting as one body, and General Schoficld, commander of the Twenty- third corps, was in command. Thomas had,ordered Schofield to march in retrograde before Hood's army of Confederates from the banks of the Duck river along the Columbia pike, past Franklin and across the Harpeth river at that point, with all possible haste toward Nashville. But Hood nearly spoiled the game the evening before Franklin was fought by throwing Forrest's cavalry and the advance of two corps of infantry around Schofiold's column on each flank and intercepting the retreat at Spring Hill, several hours' march south of Franklin. Stanley and his corps had the lead of Schofield's column, and with an energy all too rare in the war he drove Forrest away from Spring Hill, bluffed Hood's corps and division commanders, and kept the Confederates at arms' length, while Schoficld's wagon trains and artillery and infantry of the Twenty-third corps marched through under cover of the darkness on fho retreat toward Franklin. At daylight on the :JOth Hood again pushed forward, and Stanley's troops, bringing up the rear, kept the Coufedei ates in check all the way to Franklin. Schoiii'ld had no intention of making a stand at Franklin, but in order to cover the crossing of Harpeth river stationed his own Twenty-third corps upou a line aronml the village from bank to bank on the south side. He did not expect attack on the south bank, bnt thought that Hood would attempt to pass around the flanks as he had done the day before and cut the army off completely from Nashville. He took" all the artillery of the Twenty- third corps with him to the north bank and a portion of the Fourth corps artillery. One of the three divisions of Stanley's corps, Wood's, was ordered by Schofield to cross to the north bank. Stanley, who was ill, accompanied Wood's corps. The pike along which the army had marched from Spring Hill bisected the Twenty-third corps line, of defense on the south batik, and where it passed through a gap was left for the movement of wagons and troops. At that point much of the Fourth corps artillery was massed. Wagner's division of Stanley's corps brought up the rear and took position two miles in front of Franklin. About 2:30 p. m., finding his flank turned by heavy columns of the enemy, Wagner decided to withdraw his command to a position about a third of a mile in front of the Twenty-third corps center—that is, where the pike passed through the fortified line. Opdycke's brigade passed inside the works as reserve to the Twenty- third corps' Hue on the pike, 200 or 800 yards in rear. The interest of the battle turns upon the action of Opdycke's brigade and of Conrad's aurt Lane's at the extreme front. The Confederate attack, when it came about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, was very sudden, and "Wagner ordered Conrad and Lane to fight. This they did stubbornly, checking the advance of the Confederates. When at last, being overwhelmed in front, their right; and left flanks turned, they did retreat, they were followed with a rush by the Confederates, who felt sure that Schofield's army was in a trap and that they would drive it into the river. Yelling, "Go into the works!" they swept from the trenches the soldiers of the Twenty- third corps on each side of the pike and captured the guns, which were under the protection of the Twenty-third corps troops. The soldiers of Conrad and Lane reached the works with, broken ranks. Nevertheless they had sufficient sett control to rally 'and take part In the recovery of the line. This counter stroke was initiated by Opdycke and his brigade, Stanley having been anticipated by just so mnch time as it took for him to ride from the north bank of the river to the scene of danger. There was no more brilliant episode in the whole war than the ride of Stan- lev from the north-bank of the river to rhe scene of fighting on the south bank. He WL;S distant from Wagner's exposed brigades when they began to fire upon r.he advancing Confederates about one mile. Leaping into his saddle, he galloped across the bridge, through the ranks of the stragglers, his face set in the direction of the battle. It was then 4 o'clock, and for more than four hours the officers and soldiers had been aware that the whole army was to cross to the north bank of the river at dark. Eetreat and not battle was in the air. But the ball was open, and the well known figure of Stanley was seen rushing to the front. Without waiting for orders Opdycke had set his brigade in motion to recover the gnus and parapets abandoned to the Confederates. Spurring his horsu forward and striking and shooting right, and left, he set the example for his officers and soldiers. Two regiments were at his heels deployed, two were in the second line, and three tvere in the rear line. Just as the column was under way Stanley came up upon its left flank. Seeing that Opdycke, riding at the head of the center of his brigade, was charging to recover the lost works, he gave him no order, but rode forward with the third line. The melee that ensued between these seven regiments, joined by the stoutest hearted of Conrad's and Lane's soldiers, and the Confederates was close and deadly. Prisoners and flags %vere gathered in, the guns recovered and turned upon the Confederates, and the works were retaken and held. Stanley's horse was killed tinder him, and he himself, whilo swinging his hat to cheer on bis men, received a most exasperating wound from a bullet which plowed a gash three inches in length across tne nape of his neck close to the spine. Ignoring this painful, not to say dangerous, hurt, he remained on the ground until the line was reorganized, Opdycke's brigade and the rallied troops of Conrad and Lane in the recaptured works with the guns in their possession, confidence restored all along^ the line and victory in sight, if not already complete. . Nest to the personal bearing of Stanley and Opdycke and the conduct of Op dycke's regiments, interest centers upon the action of the troops under Conrad and Lane after retiring from the extreme front to the Twenty-third corps' breastworks. General Opdycke, in a narrative printed in 1881, said: "General Stanley udded his effort to ralb uiidrr a very heavy fire of ninskutry the scattered troops to the support of the men at the regained works;" also, "Lano had held some of his mea to the works." General Thomas' official report of the battle says that Stanley was "severely wounded while engaged in rallying a portion of his command. " General J. D. Cox, commanding the Twenty-third corps, states in his offi- SOME FISE STABLES. HORSE HOMES IN NEW YORK THAT COST $1,000,000. Where the Astors, the Belmonts, the Rockefellers, the Benedict* and Othet, Wealthy Owner* Keep Their Thorouthbredfc Large Sums Spent In Their Care. [Special Correspondence.] NEW YORK, Nov. 13.—Just now the ! "horsy set''—and when one says the i "horsr set" one might just as well say ' the 150 of 2ve-w York and be done with | it—-is bowing down and worshiping at • tbe shrine of the thoroughbred, i Of course you all know that it is horse show time, and that means that qjTnui/TJVui/uxruTJTnjin/iri/vviJi^^ 2 KR-ARC VH!LC OTHER BRANDS Or DETERIORATING IS KEPT JVT THE HIGHEST POS5I5! £ POINT Or CXCCLLENCC *** THIS IS POSSIBLE BY RCaSON OF IMMENSE SALES. ** CUBSNOLA OUTSELLS ANY THREE OTHER BRaNDS*»»»HSK YOUR DEALER TOR CUB3NOLH. fl. KiErER DRUG COMPANY SOLE DISTRI5UTCRS GENERAL D. S. STANLEY. cial report that Stanley arrived on the scene at Cotter's Hill "in time to take an active part in the effort to rally Wagner's (Conrad's and Lane's) men:" ••The most strenuous efforts," says the same document, "were made by all the officers along that part of rhu line (the broken line near the pike) to rally the men and were so far successful that the line was quickly restored on the left of the pike." The works adjoining the pike on the left were where Conrad's men crossed. That officer's report says that his troops halted inside the works and would have rallied, but the men of the Twenty- third corps, stationed there, became panic stricken and commenced to leave. Conrad's own men then became shaky and commenced retiring, bnt soon rallied and went back to the works and fought until all was over. Conrad commanded six regiments. The colonels of each of these regiments reported in detail that their men halted, formed and fon^ht at the main line. Colonel Lane stated in his report that delay and confusion were caused in getting his men into the works by the abatis in front, but that five out of his sis regiments formed quickly behind the works and fired a volley at the Confederates closely pursuing. Tbe colonel i of the Ninety-seventh Ohio, of Lane's | brigade, reported that the abacis broke I np his line, bnt that the men formed J inside the works, doubling upon the I Twenty-third corps ranks, and then oc- ] curred confusion in the commands. In support of these statements the colonel of the One Hundredth Ohio, a Twenty-third corps regiment stationed at the pike, says that Conrad's men came over the works and filled and crowded the trenches. To relieve the pressure he ordered the Fourth corps troops (Conrad's) to fall back and reform at the second line, which order his own men misunderstood and themselves fell back. The accounts taken together show that while there was alarming disaster there was also gallant recovery and glory enough for all. GEORGE L. The Kev. Libbie Tan Horn has been recently chosen. pastor of the Nelson Street Methodist Protestant church in Syracuse. HOCKIXGHAM ASD KXTEKIOR OF 0. H. P. MOST'S STABLES. the leaders of society are devoting themselves alone to smart traps and the big affair at Madison Square Garden. But there is one thing the general public doesn't know, and that is what it costs to maintain a swell stable in the first city of the new world. More" than $1,500,000 is expended yearly on the care of the horse in this city by the owners of 50 stables alone. This is given ou the authority of W. D. Grand and Martin J. Logan of the American Horse Exchange. This $1,500,000 applies only to those whose establishments cost from $20,000 to $40,000 per annum. In addition to such there are perhaps 100 stables that require a yearly outlay of $10,000 each and 200 the running expenses of which easily reach §5,000. Thus it will bo seen that no less than $3,500,000 is put in circulation by the aristocrats whose fad is the noblest of ancient or modem animals. And, aside from these figures, millions more have been spent in the construction of stables for tbe petted prize winners and roadsters of the rich. Belcourt alone, the stables of the Hon. 0. H. P. Belmout, cost upward of $100.000, And now he has gone and sold most of the blooded stock therein, and of the 40 thoroughbreds ho formerly owned he has disposed of all but ten. The 30 brought an average price of $1,000, or §30,000 for the lot, an evidence that breeding is still profitable. Those who know Mr. Eelmont predict that he will souu be a- purchaser again and that the sale was merely a weeding out one. in his lot was the famous Rockingham, winner of many a blue- ribbon, and Sundown, and Hurlingbam, sold to James Srillman. the millionaire Wall street broker, for $3,800. It is said that Mr. Stillman intends erecting a magnificent stable on Fifty-eighth street, just off Fifth avenue, and that it will not cost a penny short of $75,000. Fully this amount was expended by William R. Rockefeller on his handsome stable at Tarrytown. The stables of John Jacob Astor on West Fifty- eighth street are more modest without, but inside they are fitted with every convenieuce for the health and comfort of the horse. Tbe stalls are veritable palaces and the drainage perfect. Of the horsewomen, Miss Benedict, daughter of Commodore E. C. Benedict, on whose yacht- Oneida ex-President Cleveland spent so many vacations, aud Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes are perhaps the only ones who have spent more than 850,000 for stabling uurnoses. INDIANAPOLIS Benedict's boive horJe cu West Fifty- first street and Mrs. Stokes' mansion for thoroughbix-ds on \Yesr Fifty-fourth street are amiplete and picturesque within and without. Everybody sympathized with Mrs. Stokes when her stock farm iu Kentucky was burned last spring; bur, nothing daunted, she has concluded to engage in the pastime again. John D. Rockefeller's stables are on West Fifty-fifth street, and the multimillionaire lias, in is said, expended ,*125,000 on them already. The stables of H. M. Flagler of Standard Oil millions, immediately adjacent, cost about the same aniotiut. J. D. Havemeyer of the Sugar trust has stables at Greenwich, Conn., his country home, and the buildings there only necessitated the modest outlay of $40,000. S. S. Howland, the banker, is an enthusiastic horseman, and his stables cost I THR City National Bank. LOGASSPOKT, CAPITAL ...... $200.000 JOHN GKAT, President, I. X, CRAWFORD, Vice Pres. F. R. FOWLER, Cashier. -DIKECTORS- John Gray, I. N Crawford, J. T. Elliott, Dr, W. H. Beli. A. P. Jems, W. C. Pennock, luac- Shideler, Geo. W, Funk ana John C. Ingnun . Loan money on personal and collate**!security. I Buy and sell Government bonds. W ill pay 2 per cent per annum on certificates deposits, when deposited six months; 4 per cent per annum when left one year. Boxes in Safety .Deposit Vault* for safe- keepinit ot valuable papers, rented at from 15 to $15 per year. EXTERIOR OF WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER'S STAULfcS AT TAKP.TTOWX. about $87,000. Mrs. Rowland, a daughter of the late August Belmont, is acknowledged ro be one of tbe best horsewomen in America, but niauy of her equipages are of foreign make and strange appearance. She frequently uses a Kussian drosky, which looks very like an American victoria, therein differing from the ones so common iu Petersburg. Another favorite of Mrs. Rowland's is the demidauiuout. which, as the name implies, is half a damn out. a vehicle driven by outriders or jockeys, the car- ^ ciage proper having no coach box or j driving seat. This stylo of driving was i introduced by the Due Daumont, an eccentric nobleman of France under Napoleon I. Mrs. Rowland takes great pride iu her horses, rifts und stables. ( Among the other magnificent stables j in and about Mew York are those of ex- j Mayor William JR. Grace, Adrian Iselin, W, K. Vauderbilt, W. Seward I Webb, Hon. C. G. Freyliughuysen and "W. D. Sloan. ERNEST BERKELEY. Overcoat. We •can make you up, a fine Garment and a perfect fit »t a low figure Handsome Suits. Those we are turning out are nowhere surpassed for the- price. W Croitr Merchant . Waig Tailor. Drop in and see our line of WINTER GOODS. It was- never so complete or beautiful. 416 Broadway, Next to Frazee's. A GOOD PRACTICE. If You Want a Good Appetite and Perfect Digestion. After each meal [dissolve one or two of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets in the mouth and, mingling with the food, they constitute a perfect digestive, absolutely safe for vhe most sensitive stomach. They digest the food before it has time to ferment, thus preventing the formation of gas and keeping the blood pure and free from poisonous products of fermented, half-digested food. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets make tbe complexion clear by keeping; the blood pure. They Increase flesh by digesting iiesh-forming foods. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is the only remedy designed especially the cure of stomach trouble and nothing else. One disease, one remedy, the successful pbysician of today is the specialist, the successful medicine is the medicine prepared especially for one disease, A whole package taken at one time would not hurt you,but would simply be a waste of good material. Over six thousand men and women in the state of Michigan alone have been cured of indigestion and dyspepsia by the use of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Sold by all druggists at 50 cents for fnllsizedGpackage. Send for free book on stomach diseases to Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich. Choyiis'^i Gets ;i Draw -with Jeflric>. San Fr.-inr isco, Dec. 1.—Joe Choynski. of San Francisco, ar.d Jim Jeffries, ol Los Angeles, fought twenty rounds to a draw last nisht befure Mu- National club. Choynski conceded fifty pounds in weight and on this account \vas compelled to draiv on his superior ring generalship and long experience at the game to avukl the rushes of his giant sopunent. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Tommy White, the Chicagro pugilist, was defeated in London by Ben Jordan. Ex-Senator Philetus Sawyer is ill with tonsiliti? at his home in Oshkosh, AYis. J. W. Keeley, of motor fame, lias constructed a living machine. It is a huge affair, weigrhins t'''o tons. Three hundred vessels and 100 lives are believed to have been lost during the recent sales on the British coa-st. A vein of coal nearly ?ix feet thick has teen discovered east of Moweaqua. Ills., at a depth ot only ]1S feet from the surface. Michael Stzerleski. a. farmer living near Thorp. Wis.. was arrested en a chars-e of poisoning cattle belonging to two other farmers. Steven Laily. a Dane county, Wis., farmer, disappeared last week and was found frozen so ba.dly that it is thought he cannot recover. The steamer Dauntless has again eluded the officials of the government, and is off for Cuba with a cargo of arms and munitions of war. For the first time in its history the village of Grantsburg. Wis.. has harbored tramps who have asked to enjoy the shelter of the county jail. Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Coon, of Palmyra. \Vis., will celebrate the sixty-first anniversary of their marriage shortly. Mr. Cocn is SI years old and his wife 80. Representative Henderson, of Iowa, is at the Auditorium Annex. Chicago. He is looking for a satisfactory artificial leg to replace the one he lost during the war. Joshua Brown, of Benjaminville. McLean county, one of the richest pioneers of central Illinois, died in Lafayette, Ind., where he was visiting a daughter. He was aged 89. The North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser 'Wilhelm der Grosse made a. new eastward record on her last trip from Sandy Hook to Southampton, her time being five days seventeen hours and forty-five minutes. Four Chicag-o banks—Chicago National, Metropolitan National, Fort Dearborn National and Garden City—have agreed to take $1,500,000 cf drainage board 4 per cent, lax levy warrants. The deal will save the board $20,000. The fastest long-distance run ever made by a railroad train was completed Menday, when the Union Pacific last mail reach*d Omaha, after having covered the 519 miles from Ctieyenne 1» HH No Pain! No Danger! Teeth extracted without pain or after effects, such as sore moult, sore gums, etc. Absolutely safe an<J painles. The Finest and Best method of CROWN and BRIDGE Work. The most natural-looking artificial Teeth on new method PLATES, guaranteed to fit. JHaTNo charge for extracting without pain when new teeth are to be supplied. Dr. W. T, Hurtt, TkT7'W'FTCTI 311 J-2 Fourth St. JJHW 1 iO i I Over Fisher's Drug 8tor» v^ffiSS \' p.lw$%, L k \ ~y*i ••jiv-vi-y^ v \CvR^ W^K " \m% A Grizzly Bear Is an unpleasant companion when all means of escape have been cut off. At least so thought Alice and Clara Weldon when they fotmd themselves in this predicament. If you wish to know how they escaped, read The Weldon Estate A Romance of the Wttttrn Pltint By Major Alfred R. Cfclhoun IN THIS PAPER SOON.

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