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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

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UAILY PHAEOS FRIDAY, DEO. 3. 1897. __ BM»J. 1. LOBTHAIN. JOHN W. BAXSKS. LiOnthaln * Barne». TO1TOHS ANH PKOPKIETOR8. TSBM8 OF SUBSCRIPTION — Daily per week, 10 cents: per month 40 cents; per year itirictly ID advance) |4.50 The Weekly Pharos and the SaturrHy Pharoi the two forininf! the Semi-Weekly •-ittion. 11.26 a ytar, strictly in advance. Kntered at the Logansport, Ind.,poBtoffloe as iooono class mail matter, as provided by law. THE sugar trust keeps right on reaping Rreat profits. The entire money supply of this country aggregates $1,650,000,000. It the profits •f the sugar trust are 130,000,000 per year, how many years will be required for it io absorb all the money in circulation? Our figures make it 65 years—15 years less than man's alloted time. HON. S. E. NICHOLSON of Kokomo, author of the Nicholson bill, has for»ally announced through the Kokomo News that he will be a candidate tur congress to succeed Major Steele. The indications are that there is going to be a hot time in this district early next spring. It MOW seem? probable that, every county In the Eleventh district will ;have a candidate for congress. THE gold conspirators expected when thfty poured In titieir contributions to the "sound money" campaign fund, that McKlnley would bind this country to the single gold •tandard. Secretary Gage echoes their expectations when be demands the Issue of gold bonds to take up the greenbacks. It now seems that the purposes of the gold conspirators are to be thwarted. Even McKinley Is against them. ANOTHER great trust has been tamed to control the soft coal supply of West Virginia. The trust Is leaded by some of the big eastern Millionaires and it expects to control the soft coal marJcet both east and west. The plan contemplates a railroad •ystem from New York to Milwaukee. Every part of the enterprise, from the owenership of the coal lands to the final delivery or the product to the local dealers In New York, Chi•ago', 0 Cleveland, Milwaukee and St. Paul Is to be managed by one kead. A syndicate, including in its Membership Cornelius Vanderbilt, H. McK. Twombly and W. Seward Webb, has just purchased 300,000 acres of coal and timber land in northeastern West Virginia for $520,000. The syndicate has secured other imaller tracts, swelling their holdings to half a million acres. THE proposition to make the unsightly poles that line our sidewalks look more presentable is one to be •ommended. There is nothing that §o mars the beauty of our streets as these poles. Fourth street, from the •ourt house to the Panhandle depot, looks like a roadway cut through dead trees. In appearance Broadway is even less p resentable than Fourth street. The poles that line Broadway on either side are •t different sizes, out Of line and in some Instances are crooked. In looking down Broadway from the Seventh street hill one is reminded •f an old deadening of barkless trees. Arrangements should be «»ade to place wires under ground •r poles should be provided that will add to rather than mar the beauty of tur handsome streets and creditable business blocks. The council will deserve the thanks of the community H the unsightly poles are made presentable and their number reduced. IT Is now pretty well assured that the Dingley tariff law will not pro- Tide enough revenue to meet government expenses. Some claim that the deficit at the end of the year will reach between 140,000,000 and *50,•00,000. The Chicago Tribune now admits that the deficit will be large and that it will continue to grow. It tells the Republicans that, while the Dingley law will produce more reve- •ue after awhile, it will noo produce anything like as much as they expect. It tells them also that they are going to spend more money next year partly because ,of the natural growth of the country, but more especially because they are going to fce extravagant. They are going to rote more money for pensions and they are going to squander money on unnecessary public building and un- commercial rivers and harbors. Congress will either have to in- •rease taxes or sell bonds. The Trib- mne suggests that the tax on beer be increased and that a tax ba imposed •n coffee and tea. The Concentration of Wealth. When the Republic of Rome fell •ne-seventieth of the people owned all the wealth. When the Republic •f Greece fell one-sixtieth of the people had absorbed all. When th<s people, to save themselves from •taxation, inaugurated that terrible . MTOlutlon in France a little over a ago, one In one hundred owned ninety-five per cent of the property of tbfi rountry. When the war closer), in 1S65, there were tn>& two millionaires in the United .Slates. A t.hird ot a century has not yet pas>;ri since then, out the r.hirty-two vearrf have changed all this! Thomas G Sherman, the oest possible authority, says that t'^ere was In 1896, 8,590 who were worth not less trun 51,250,000, and 7,000 who owned one mt'llon, or very near It. And ne further says that 45,000 peopie—one in seventeen hundred (1 ia 1,700) own one half of the wealth of the country. On the other hand we have an army of tramps estimated at from 200,000 to 500,000. This change could have been brought about In but one way: The few absorbing the earning of the many. Nuwoowisit possible that such concentration could have been effected in such a short time? Has legislation had anything- to do with It? Instructive Results of Recent Games of Whist. ^___ LUOJZ APPEARS IX DUPLICATE. Something About the Obelisks. The Egyptian obelisks were built for the same purpose as the Washington monument at The national capital—to commemorate the great. In cu~e of the obelisks, those in whose honor the monoliths were hewn out and set up were the gods worshiped by the people. The stone shafts were placed in front of the temples. The recent discovery made at Deir-el- Baliari by Dr. Edouard Naville, agent of the Egyptian Exploration Fund society, is intensely interesting. It was nothing less than a wall picture showing how the obelisks were moved. This has been until now a mystery. These giant columns, each a single stone, were scattered over Egypt, and the mystery was how they got to the places where they were. The picture at Deir-el-Bahari is carved upon a buried wall. In brief, it represents a gigantic float or raft, with small boats towing it. After the obelisk was hewn out it was moved upon the great raft at the time of the inundation of the Nile, when the water was high. The hieroglyphs on the wall describe the construction and moving of the column that stood in front of the temple of Thebes. After it had been placed upon the float 1,000 oarsmen in small boats rowed down the Nile towing the hnjje raft after them in a triumphal procession. Cheap labor was as common in those days as it is now. A Remarkable Contest Between Experts ShowiDB a Swing of Twenty-nine Trickg. Hands FavorHbic- to Different Styles of Playiug thw Game. New Jersey's fleeting: supremacy in the American Whist league challenge series was "suct-eeded by u big surprise, the utter annihilation uf the Park club's hopes by the American Whist club of Boston. In the jii.itch for the le:iKue trophy played at PUiinliehl, N. J., American defeated Park by the overwhelming score of 34 to 11. American's margin of -3 tricks was unusually large for a i-hampionship game, and her recoi-d of only 11 tricks lost in 43 deals against a team of; Park's caliber was extremely creditable to New England whist. It. was a game between long suifcrs pure and simple. Park and American played in exactly the sumo style, so far as conventions fro, but American's skill was distinctly superior. The result is additional evidence of the fact that system has little to do with the scares of matches bei twccn strong teams. The play's the tiling ! that counts. Ic seems that American's I superiority was shown chiefly in the nian- | agcment of trumps. The Bostonians al- I ways led trumps just when they ought, ! and, when they ought, refrained. In this respect they appeared to be eudovred almost with second sight. On one deal they made a substantial gain by refusing to lead trumps even when a cross ruff was running against thorn! Such judgment as they displayed in this and similar situations is rare indeed. It was partly good fortune, of course, that they "hit it right" all the time, but good fortune gracing skill and experience of the highest order. One of the deals in the American-Park match is appended. It is not extraordinary as an example of play, but is valuable as a lesson in the handling of a difficult situation by experts. ID the diagram American is" North and South and Park Kast and West. The 8 of hearts is turned North, and East has -the opening. The winning card in each trick is underlined aud the card beneath is lud next. North. JEast South. WssC. The Biblical plagues of war, famine aud pestilence have followed one another in exact sequence in the stricken island of Cuba. War, a frightful war at that, will have existed three years next February. The order of "Weyler commanding the noncombatant rural population of the island to abandon their farms and concentrate in the villages produced starvation among this hapless class. They were penned in the villages without sufficient food, penned together in crowded, unclean quarters. Naturally disease broke out among them. In the jMatair/.as jail, too, a large, number of tho prisoners have been stricken with what is pronounced to be the terrible beri-beri fever, while, in the province of Piuar del Rio there arc said to be 1,700 smallpox patients. There is in Germany already insurance against old age, accident and sick ness. The Government aids the old age and sickness fund. But a new one is to be started which tho government will not aid. It will be called Industria. Its aim and object will be to insure its members against losses from strikes. Thus with a fund at his back to support him the German workman could go on strike when and where he pleased, except that such a course would soon eat up all the profits of the concern. Count Goluchowski, Austria-Hungarian minister of foreign affairs, is correct in predicting that tho war immediately before tho nations is a politico- commercial one. in which each will try to gain a trade foothold at the expeaso of others. In this case the course of the United States is plain. Its best plan is to negotiate reciprocity trade treaties with European and Asiatic countries in which each party will mutually benefit. The United States is in a. position to do this. W6uld society be better off without capitalists? asks a writer. No, society would not bo better off without capita.- ists. On tho contrary, what it wants is more capitalists, plenty of them—not great capitalists who hold $100,000,000 apiece, but millions of small capitalists who have $100,000 apieca If the administration of HcKinley shall witness the annexation of Hawaii, the liberation of Cuba and the construction of the Nicaragua canal under United States auspices and control, it will be one of the most notable since the beginning of our history. The person who does most good in the world is he who just goes on and does it without labeling himself as of any particular school of belief. Mining is one shining exception to the occupations in which success must be gained at the expense of some other person's failure. The engineers' strike in Great Britain ha« lost to contractors there much important work, which baa come to Amer ioa. Trick 1 4 C Trick 2 7 C Trick 3 3 D Trick 4 IOC Trick 5 7 D Trick 0 8 C TrickT AH Trick 8 JOH Trick fl 10 S Trick 10 8 3 Trick 11 8 H Trick 12 0 D Trick 13 8 D 3 C 2 C AD KU 5H J C 6H 7 H £g AS (3 S 6 C 8 S 9 C 5 C 10 D 2 H QD KH 3 H 4H 8 S 5 3 .1 S K.D 8 H AC 4 D iLS a D 2 S QH 5 D 4 S 7 S KS 8 D J D Trick 1.—Kast opens his longo?t suit with the 1'oiu-th best card. .South, having five trumps and some plain suit strength, starts a trump call.' Trick ~.—West returns the master card of pun JUT'S suit before opening his own dhuinimls. Trick '•>. —West's leading card is again a fourth liesr. Trick 4.—South lias no reason to believe that Wc.-t lias no more clubs. If he knew that, I-.L! would go in with the king oi trumps i\t once, but he would save nothing by so doing, since East, and West are bcjumi ID .net in one trump trick apiece. Trick ."i.—K.asr, and West now have a cross ruff in ^ood running order. Trick ti.—Smith must stop the ruff if he can. Therefore he goes in with his best trump. At the other table where this deal was played the Park player sitting South at this poini; put in another small tnnnp. was. of course, overtrumped West, and had the pleasure of losing his kills of diamonds to East's (> of trumps on the seventh trick—that is. the Americans at. the other table made one mom trump each than the Parks did in tin; illustrated play, and American gained two tricks on the deal. It was the management of trumps on this deal, as in so many instances in the match, that gave American the advantage. South must try to stop the ruff with his king of trumps. Putting in a small one is "sending a boy," which even the whist, novice soon learns to avoid, and it is surprising that one of the crack Park club men should commit, this elementary error. However, he did, and no less obvious mistakes are ':iade ill important, matches every day. Tricks 7 and S.—Out come two rounds of trumps, and -ihe enemy's teeth air drawn. For the rest, it is easy for North and South to make their trumps separately and bring in the king of diamonds, wiiicn is all they can do. Speaking of inck at duplicate whist, 1 have always held that it. does exi>t in,-, certain way to a great extent. One ca:i have good ami bad hands at duplicate ::s well as at "straight." The good hand fi-r a duplicate play or is the one that f;ivor.- his style of play. The bad hand is the leu that "works wrong." If both sides ii:.e i!.i same system, there is scarcely any lui-k ai all in the opening of hands, but it comes in later in the development just the same Situations frequently arise where the player must guess, just- as he has tod" more or less in the opening unless he is n strict follower of rule. Of course thi.- guesswork is not blind. It is b:iM.-d i;. principle, but the indications afforded by the previous play afford no sure gi-.iiie u. the best continuation. Here the element of luck enters. At- the same time ir m;;.-; not be forgotten that the "luckiest" play.•;• in such situations is he who possc.-scs ti,, greatest judgment and perception. A p..;: player will sometimes guess better than .: fine one, but not very often. Two of our strong Boston tean s a few days ago played :i match in which tea:.. Xo. 1, suy. bent team No. i by L'-' :ricks— 26 to 4. Now. these identical te;:i'.i» ij:.!, met only three weeks previously with uu result—55 to IS—is favor of tea::: Xo ^ \Vhat caused this reversal of fortune:- 1 cannot imagine what, unless it \va.- rh.-.t the good hands—from theduplk-ite S;;HH! point—lay on opposite sides in rhe;.'. matches. In the first game the cards ;u Tored the style of team No. - In the second game they ran well for team No ; In no other way can I account for th, wonderful swing of 29 tricks—from e-J c::, way to ' the other. JE. C. HOWELL. Bicycle Accident*. While bicycle accidents are numerous, the majority of them are due to the carelessness or foolliardiness of riders. The cycle in Itself is less dangrerotis as a means of locomotion than the horse, as it is more •ompletely under the control of the rider. MASONIC. Beautiful Temple For the Grand Lode* °' Vermont—Trestleboard Design*. For many y(^u-s the Masons of Vermont have cherished the desire of possessing a permanent and beautiful home for the grand lodge. In 1866 the grand lodge located in Burlington, and the project has been slowly taking definite shape since MASONIC TEMPLE, BURLINGTON, VT. that time. Ground was secured in a most desirable site in the heart of the city, and a few weeks ago the cornerstone was laid with imposing ceremonies. When finished, the structure will be an architectural addition of value to the city. Ample accommodations for all the business and fraternal meetings of Vermont Masons have been provided for. The building will ba completed and ready for dedication at the meeting cf the grand lodge next year. All the receipts as.rental from the temple will be devoted to charity. Its cost will be 180,000. It is a Masonic offense in Mexico to institute a civil or criminal suit against a brother without first attempting to adjust matters before the lodge. There are 41 aged brethren in the Pennsylvania home in Philadelphia. The expense of the institution annually exceeds tho permanent income by $3,000 to 15,000, •which amount must l>3 obtained by annual donations. In Texas there are 2S chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, with a total membership of 3,329. There are only three living past grand rnastors in Georgia—James M. Mobley, Daniel Irwin and.iohn P. Shannon. There are 411 lodges of Masons in Georgia and about 18,000 members. The grand lodge of Canada turned down tho proposition that the business of constituent lodges be transacted in the third degree. I When you cross the threshold of the lodge, leave the jealousies and enmities of the world behind you. When you recross that threshold, leave the secrets of the lodgeroom there. Take the feeling of brotherhood with you, however. The Duke of Connaught is worshipful master of the Army and Navy lodge of Freemasons at Aldersiioi. R. C. Jordan has sent in his resignation as inspector general of the supreme council of Scottish Rile Masons, southern ju- , risdiction. The vacancy will not be filled I for some time to come. Bro. S. N. Myers is grand master of Masons in West. Virginia find 1 . Bro. (i. Watkinson grand secretary. The city of Washington has been selected as the met'tiug place of the general grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for the triennial session of 1S9S. v a thoroughly up-to-date periodical for women, will enter upon its thirty-first volume ill iS^jS. During i\\c year i: will be ai herrKifore A MIRROR OF FASHION and N&W fork r r • rasn/cns A Colored Fashion T. w. ni ffi Cut Paper Patterns A Bi-Weekly Pattern Sheet - Each issue \\ill contain carefully pre- 1 pared drawings ot the advance tashions i of Paris and New York. Once a mouth • ihe BAZAK will issue, free, a colored ' fashion supplement. Cut p-iper patterns : of certain sou'ns in each number will be made a feature. These will be sold iu connection with each issue at z uniform price. The BAZAR will also publish biweekly, tree, an outline pattern sheet. William BUdr. LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES Two famousau!hors-.,vill contribute lonp 1 seria! stories to the J>AZAK in iSqS, The j *; de,ils \vuti Scotch and Continental \ WILD EELEN £v 11'll.U-IM BLJCK tirst deals with t-co:ch and Continental j ,.,-,,„ T • r~,\.» scenes, the second is a story o( a young i ^ A ^ GED J".7 rD .' £iri, versa:ite, and typically American. ! ^ ••' • -^ HW +•!•*•$ \ These and a score of other equally 1 prominent writers will contribute ; short stories to the BA^AK in i.">.v>, making the pap^r especially rich in Mary E. Wilkins Octave Thanet H. P. Spofford M. S- Briscoe fiction. DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES OUR PARIS LETTER THE LONDON LETTER fr AV/J7/.V£/.\7r PH fCKKSr J>1 M*>. rfU'.'.T.^Sl' IUGKt.Oir CLUB WOMEN - HUMOR By .'.r.-ixc.-iK.rr /.'. n-f.-.cn t-y saa.v v."VM/CA: .v.t.vcs There will be a series of articles on Etiquetle, Music, the Voice. Art, the Play. Women and Men. Leaders among Women, Gardening, Housekeeping, Life and Health, Indoor Details, etc. I Oc. a Copy I'Send for Free Prospectus) Sub.. $4 a Yeir /V-ito^v fret in th.t Uniifd Stetts, Canada, and Mixicfi, Address HARPER & BROTHERS, Publlshert. New York City M»ry I", Wilkins Octave Thinet rTVETHEM FITS. .„._ That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . Pnt making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16- to $40.00..... ........ *"<* Broadway, H- Q. tucker, 'Tailor, State I'lniubinsr'Law Upheld. LaCrosse, TVis., Dec. 3.~Judgre Dyson upholds the state plumbing; law in th- case of the state against W. F. Ferguson. Ferguson was convicted of violating the provisions of the law and fined. The case will be appealed. The new law requires all plumbers to stand *SB examination and pay for a license. >omfole Marriage afc Clnea^o. Chicago. Dec. 3.—The marriage of Miss Marie Hitch, daughter of Captain E. V. Hitch, of this city, to Henry George, son of the late Henry George, of New York, was quietly solemnized yesterday at the resilience of the bride's father, 265 Ontario street. A GOOD PRACTICE. PIANOS Nothing; More Acceptable u « Holiday Present than a fine Piano. Previous to February 1st we offer unusual inducements to out-of- to\vn buyers. Upon receipt of mail order will ship piano subject to examination, to be accepted if found as represented and satisfactory, otherwise to be returned at our expense. Good Stool and Scarf with j each piano. Correspondence solicited. I Catalogues sent on application. Old in- j struments taken in exchange. Our mail ] business is extensive and we guarantee' careful selection from our large stock of: Steinway, A. B. Chase, Hazelton, Sterling and Huntington PIANOS. $rrond-Ii:ind Squares, $ 25. upwards. S(M - oiul-!i;tmI I'priirlits, 100. upM'urdx. Sccoml'huml ftnuiils. 1,50. upwards. Kasy payments if desired. LYON, POTTER & GO. Steinway Hall, 17 Van Buren St., ChlcanO. THE. City National Bank. LOGANSPOKT, IKD. CAPITAL $200.000 JCHK GRAY, President, I. N. CKAWFOBD, Yice Pres. F. R. FOWLER, Cashier. -DIKECTOK8- John Gray. I. N Crawford, J. T. KlJlOtt, Dr. W H Btl'. A. P. Jeni-s. W. C. Penuoclc, IHWO Bhideler, Geo. w. Funk ana John C. Ingrain. Loen money on personal and ooUwa! security. Buy and sell Government bondl. Will pay 2 per cent per annum on certHJoatas- deooBite, when deposited six month*; * per cent per annu m when left one year. Boxes iu Safety Deposit Vault* for saf* keepinir of valuable papers, rented at irom ffl to $15 per year. A New Overcoat. "We can make you up a 'fine- Garment and a perfect fit at a low figure. If You Want a Good Appetite and Perfect Digestion. After each meal ; dissiolve oce or two of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets in the mouth and, mingling with the food, they constitute a perfect digestive, absolutely safe for ihe 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, balf-dl- getted food. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets make, the complexion clear by keeping the blood pure. They increase nesh by digesting flesh-forming foods. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is the only remedy designed especially for the cure, of stomach trouble and nothing else. One disease, one remedy, the successful pbyslcian 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 memand women in the state of Michigan alune_^have been cured of indlge*tion_and_i dyspepsia by the use of Stuart's Dys- pepeis Tablets. Sold by all druggists at 50 cents for fuflTizedGpackikge. Send for free boot on stomach dis- ewe* to Stuart Co., M«r»hall, Mich. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Sibyl Sanderson, the opera sinjrer, and Antonio Terry were married at Paris. Earthquake shocks doing no damage •svere felt at several points in Kansas yesterday. The throe £reat cracker trusts are reported to have agreed on a plan ot consolidation. The president has appointed Blanche K. Bruce, of Mississippi, to be resistor of the treasury. A bill has been introduced in the senate of Virginia to abolish foot ball where an admission fee is charged. A heavy fall of snow occurred throughout South Dakota yesterday, ranging from fix to twelve inches in depth. Democratic members of the Illinois general ass?mbly have organized to fijrht Governor Tanner's reapportionment bill. An unknown disease is killing cattle around Mayville, Wis. Ten cows belonging to one farmer died in a very few hours. William Philumalee and William Murphy, of Madison. Wis.. were sent to jail for stealing coal from the railroad yards there- It is stated at Xew York that the attempt of the silver smelters to combine for the better management of their business interests has failed. J. A. R. Elliott, of Kansas City, ex- champion wing shot of America, was defeated in a 100 live-bird shoot by Frank Parmelee, at Omaha—91 to ST. The city council of River Falls, Wis.. has made an appropriation to aid the students of the normal school, recently burned, until better accommodations can be had. The Dreyfu:---Esterhazy affair Is expected to result in a large crop of duels at Paris. Err.ile 2o!a is already involved in a quarrel with the editor of The Journal. Hiss Susan Wesson, a resident of the Roxbury district of Buston. died of old age. She was 100 years 4 months and 7 days old. and was the oldest unmarried woman in Massachusetts. Fire destroyed the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Women at Chicago. Several of the almost helpless inmates were nearly suffocated by smoke before being rescued by the police, A heavily loaded electric car ran. away down Valley Street hill at Burlington, la., and jumped the track, stopping- with terrific force against the curbing. Nobody was severely hurt. Congress will be asked to help the Evanston. Ills.. Four-Mile League in its fight against "blind pigs." A bill is -wanted forbidding revenue collectors accepting, liquor taxes from those refused local licenses. The government will be a. bidder at the sale of the Kansas Pacific railroad on Dec. 16 next if the reorjranizatlon committee fails to guarantee the government what is regarded as a fair and }u»t figure for its tater«*t Handsome Suits. Those we are turning out are nowhere surpassed fortke- price. W fratw Merchant . Uaig Tailor. Drop in and see our line »f WINTER GOODS. It was never so complete or beautiful. 416 Eroadwaj, Next to Frazee'i. 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 found themselves in this predicament. If yott •wish to know how they escaped, read The Weldon Estate A Romance of th« Wntorn Plaint By Major Alfred R. Calhovfi . IN THIS PAPER* SOON.

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