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' • ft ^ WAILY PHAROS SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1897. . LOCTHAIM. JOHN W. BARNES. lionthaln A Barnes. TOJTOHB AND PROPRIETORS. TBHMB OF SrjBSCHIPTlON - Daily per week, 10 cent*; per moDth 40 cents; per year itrictlj IQ advance) J4.50 The Weekly Pharos and the Salurdaj FbaroB, tho two lormiDR tbe Soroi-Weeklj •"lltlon. 11.85 a year, strictly la ad ranee, Entered at the Loganeport, Ind,.po8toffice ae •econo clasB mail matter, as provided by iaw. THE regard sbown his aged mother will btreagthen President McKi&ley in tbe affections of tbe people. The people respect a man who honors a worthy mother. GOVEKXOK TANNEK has called an extra session of tbe Illinois legislature for the purpose primarily of enacting a leuislatve gerrymander. The session will begin next Tuesday and its duration is indefinite. ONE line in the new tariff law would have destroyed the sugar trust without lessening the revenue derived from the sugar tax. All that would have been required was to strike out the differential tax on refined sugars. Instead of doing this the differential tax was increased, thereby adding millions to the profiis •f the sugar trust, And yet we hear that wealth is not concentrated by process of law. IT is because of defection in tbe the ranks of the adminntration forces that the plan of binding the government to the single gold standard will be defeated. It is DOW an apparently well established fact tha six and perhaps seven Republica senators who supported McKlnley fo president will oppose Banker Gage' plan of currency reform. They wil denounce the scheme as a violation •f the pledges .made to the silver men at St. Louis. There are three gol" »emocrats, who, it is reported, ap prove Secretary Gage's plan of cur rency reform and will vote to mak all government obligations pa/able in gold. If therfore no currency legls lation is enacted it will be due tc Republican opposition. mitted to, but approved of the officer? doing in violation of Jaw what they had Indignantly repudiated when lawful :) THERE seems to be little prospec •f currency reform, but a determined effort is going to be made to over throw the civil service law. As con gressmen arrive in Washington they ieclare themselves to be unutterably •pooaed to the law. The average congressman is little more than i patronage dispenser and the civil ser •vice law cuts off the supply of patron age amazingly. As now extended anc enforced, the "ins" will stay in and there is no way to get them out. A hardworking .Republican wants to be a postal clerk or a letter carrie but he can't gee in until there Is i vacancy and even then he cannot get a position until after passing an examination, Tbe eleglble lists are all full and McKlnley's term of office will have expired long before a death a resignation or the depletion of the •llgable list occurs. Under such conditions a congressman can do nothing to make good the promises made to the faithful workers who spent time and money In the expectation •f being re waded. H*w Wealth Has HP on Concentrated. A writer in the Plymouth Democrat describes one of the schemes whereby the wealth of the country has been rapidly concentrated: "The beginning of the crop of Doth Billionaires and tramps," he say "was at tbe close of the war. Every bond sold during the war was paid for tn greenbacks, worth from 65 •cots on the dollar in 1862 to 35 eents in 1864. This made the bonds cost the holder of them an average •f 50 cents in coin. Within two years after the war closed the cry was started that: 'Honor demands that we pay these bonds with coin: Why did honor demand that we return twice as much as we received? They were bought with greenbacks, and the contract was that they were to be paid In the same; and every purchaser was notified of this con tract, for it was printed on the face of every bond. But, without going before the people on that question the contract was changed, and the bonds were made payable In coin, and the value of them WRS at once ioubled. This added one billion of dollars to the debt, and required that one billion dollars more than the contract be taken from the many and given to the few. "So soon as this change was effected efforts were at once made to have silver eliminated, and the word coin mean gold alone. This was accomplished by a trick: but when it was discovered three years later it raised •uch a ?torm of 'Indignation as compelled them to repeal the law, But it range to say, toe man who bad played the trick beld his place in the confidence and esteem of the people, and largely through his influence the law of the land was ignored, repudiated and defied; and the bonds and all obligations of the 'government paid in gold, even when the contract expressly made silver the coin of pay- Bent. And the people not only sub- j Fruits In the Northwest. Spokane, Washington state, calls itself proudly tbe "trade center of the Inland Empire,'' with a large I and E. And at Spokane annually is held a fruit fair. Exhibitors from adjacent states and from British Columbia contribute inci dentally to the- success of the fair and primarily boom their own resources. Tbe rxtt-nt and variety of the display, as well as tho size of the fruits and other growths, would a.sujnish oiifi to whom the uorihwc.-t is: only a great sterile laud of blizzards and wheatliulds. The annual fruit fair at Spokane this autumn was said to be tin: most successful ever held. Certainly if radishes two feet lone; and weighing 2<i pounds are any evidence of success, then rhe lair was great. This moiis-rer radish story will seem to the eastern miud to be a juonster falsehood, nothing more, but we have the word of that amiablu authority, The Western Honm Journal of Spokane, that uot only were there radishes thus big, but that the same fair showed a squash weighing 1HO pounds. Either that squash or that sroiy, one or the other, is a whopper. Perhaps the report of the fruit exhibit from British Columbia is most astonishing to the eastern mind. British Columbia is away up near Alaska, and people in the States generally think of it as cold and desolate accordingly, without the genial warmth and sunshine to produce so much us a dwarfed crab apple. Yet the British Columbia display at the 'air covered 1-10 varieties of apples and 40 varieties of .pears. These were gathered from a region spread over 300 miles in extent. Tbe British Columbia fruit, too, was so perfect aiid admirable in every respect that it secured nine first premiums for apples and a large number of second and third premiums. It was from British Columbia that the monstrous 190 pound squash came. The warm Japan Pacific current, both of air and ivater. skirts all our northwest coast, even up along the shores of Alaska, making a climate in which to grow foods tit for the gods or for freeborn Americans, which is better still. Kitchen Girls' Clubs. Among the clubs and clubs organized by all sorts and conditions of women one only seemed to be omitted. There was one class that seemed neither to care enough about it themselves nor to bave anybody who cared enough for them to aron.se within them the spirit of comradeship and organization which should inaugurate pleasant reading rooms, social halls and classes for literary and technical instruction. These wore that large number of girls, mostly foreigners, and very good girls, too, who are engaged iu domestic service. Now, however, this omission is to bo remedied. A movement, beginning among the fashionable society womeu of New York, is on foot to establish servant girls' clubs. The ladies who began the thing provided a meeting hall, with elubi'doins, comfortably lirtul tip with books, stationery, current literature and pretty pictures. A bathroom and conveniences for giving little feasts are included iu the accommodations. The girls may have music and social pleasure for themselves and their friends as well as courses of study and training which will lift them to planes where they will have wirier and higher views of life. The expenses are met by dues from the members. The girls will uot probably be so concerned about new bonnets as the members of many of the exclusive clubs among women are, but they will got quite as much substantial good as their richer sisters do from organization. ^CYCLING AND INSURANCE. Fatalities Have Created Strongest Opposition. the PROHIBITION FREELY URGED. Frieuds of the Game Want to Abolish the Danfjeroun System of Mass Playing. KJclilne Pref'-rred to Fighting—China BrinK-t Forth a Team of Giants. Several footbrill fatalities this season have provoked determined opposition to the game. ;md threats of prohibition may bring about needed reforms. The chief danger lies in the system of riiasscd playing. The recklessness of the game «'as exemplified in the killing of Andrew Haschc, a 19-year-old New York boy, in a nojiresr. at Astoria. Me was thrown while running with the ball, and no less than eight of the opposing team fell upon him. His spine was dislocated, and lie died in a hospital the next day, never having regained consciousness. The habit of wildly jumping upon players who arc down is liable to indict injuries which neither physical development nor armor can prevent. Other fatalities and mutilations have created even more criticism than the killing of young Haschu, but the manner of his death is a fearful indictment of one of the commonest of football malpractices. Fo*iti-« Taken by YariotKi Companies Wltfc I Retard to Rider». ' Dr. R. E. Tomlin of Philadelphia, a prominent life ir.sur.ince examiner, in a •recent paper read before a medical society stated that bicyclinu was presenting new problems to rhe life insurance companies, and no doubt applicants for insurance would soon be asked questions in regard to their use of tht> wheel. Bicycling in moderation, said Dr. Tomlin, is a ecra- menable exercise for healthy people, as exercise in the open air is an undoubted bfin- cllt to people of every vocation. But excessive indulgence in the use of the wheel is conducive to heart and lung diseases and shortens the span of life. Examinations of young men and men in middle age immediately after bicycle exercise show a great increase in the pulse, an irregularity in its rhythm, a tremulous condition of the whole body and murmur of the heart, which continues for a considerable period. A chronic dilatation may be the result of too much wheeling. There is also a danger, in case of tuberculosis in a family, that phthisis may be developed by overexercisc on the wheel. This may come from the inhalation of dust and the rapidly enforced breathing making too great a strain upon the lung tissues. The Speaker believed that any person over 50 years old ran a great risk in using a wheel, especially if lie rode w'^h young people who would 7i!iike the pi.^r. He instanced the case of a father and son who were nc- customcd to ride together and of the sudden paralysis of the funi;cr while ou his wheel. MEN AND WOMEN SEE OUR FELT SLIPPERS. Walker & Raucfr 4-2O BROADWAY. STAMPED GOODS For the Holidays BROADWAY & PEARL STS See Our Grand Display Spry's. The "Domestic" Office. HOW HASCHE WAS KILLED. ho tackling tcj the vere prevalent and The changes iu the earth's crust, its rises, depressions and chasmlike open lugs, are really being made daily before the eyes of mankind. It is customary to attribute such changes to great earthquakes and violent cataclyius covering au extended surface. But such things do not happen often. The slight wearing away or additions from day to day are the geological events which vsually modify the world landscape. The mouth of November this year has witnessed two such events. One of these occurred iu our own country at Algiers. 011 the Dank of the Mississippi, opposite New Orleans. At Algiers Point there have been a great caving in and undermining of the earth, so extensive that the city authorities gave orders that a square and a half of laud between certain streets ou the river front should be ibandoued entirely. The ferry landings ind a railway station are expected to go into the stream. .Meantime on the other side of the world, near the island of Borneo, a new island, formed bv earthquake action beneath the ocean, has mddenly appeared. Some, of the sporting writers defend the nine as now played—or fought—but the best authorities call for reform. Harry Seedier urges the prohibition of iriterfer- that permits bodily contact. Raise wfiist. These rules i secure in force not i-.atry men. •cars ago, and the game that resulted was lot only more pleasurable to watch, but ar more interesting to play. ilr. Boechcr vants 10 retuni to the old game. What Might is there in seeing 11 men push the lall ahead against 11 opponents? There- no individuality in any p!ay, nothing jut ii confused innss. and not even the amera can at, all times distinguish tuo jlayei- \vlio has the ball. Walter Camp, he i-eieUr.-ited coach, is also »» open mlvo- ate uf more open play and a partial withdrawal nf the Napoleonic ladies that causa so much trouble and which arc surely I bringing the game into disrepute. Incidentally Ameriean association ball is get- | ting a boiim In this game the ball is kicked. The men do not fight. The quickest and must ivctivc men win tho goals If funtbal! is to continue on gladiatorial lines, it. will be interesting to all and humiliating to -sniiie. to know that the strongest team in the world is in China. The men who form the ream are natives of northern China, ar.d are typical of the remarkable race of giants produced in that part of the world. Thcro is not a man among them who is not 0 .feet high, and several of the members are three inches taller, while: their average weight, is about 200 pounds. This teani of giants, if they should appear on an American football fleld, would give the Yale or Princeton knights of me gridiron a battle royal A club" with a collective weight of 2.00H pounds should carry everything before it When playing, the Celestials give vent to their feelings in the most peculiar noises, frequently shrieking with delight. Their yells of Triumph which resound through Kuiglits of Honor. The Knights of Honor have got a plan now that enables them to successfully complete wih other orders, and it only needs a little push on the part of the members to large, healthy addition of new Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B PIANOS Nothing More Acceptable as • Holiday Present A young man ought to join a beneficial order as soon as he begins to earn more than bis own support because it is tbe sign that be has become a valuable piece of property. You have not introduced an applicant sine? you were initiated. If every member followed the same course, there would not be any Knights of Honor. The lodges of Utica are preparing to hold a series of union meetings. than a fine Piano. Previous to February 1st we offer unusual inducements to out-of- town 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 each piano. Correspondence solicited. Catalogues sent on application. Old instruments 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. Second-hand Squares, $ -2a. upwards. Sccoiiil-lninil rprifflitsj 100. upwards. Seraml-haiiil Grands, 130. upwards. Easy payments If desired. LYON. POTTER & CO. Steinway Hall, 17 Van Buren St., C hi Cairo. THH City National Bank. LOOANSPORT, IND. CAPITAL $200.000 JOHN GHAT, President, I, N. CRAWFORD, Vice Pres. F. R. FOWMR, Cashier. -D1RBCIOK8™ John Gray, I. S Crawford, J. T. Elliott, Dr. W. H. Btli. A. F. Jeux«, W, C. Pennook, bun ShMeler. Geo. W. Funk and John C. Ingr»m. Loon money on personal and coll»te*»l security. Buy and sell Government bonds. Will pay 2 per ct n i per annum on certlfloatu deposits, whrc deposited six montbi; i per cent per annum when left one year. Boxes in Safety Deposit Vault* for safe keeping of valuable papeis, rented at froai $5 to $15 per year. A New Overcoat. We can make you up a fine Garment and a perfect fit at a low figure. Handsome Suits. A KEL1C?;OF,TBETAST. The secretary of reasurv is not going the United States to have iu his de- jartmeut any clerks \vho •will not pav their debts. He has issued a circular to his effect. There is, however, one kind £ clerk -svho is even better than the Jerk that pays his debts. It is the clerk •who does not make any debts, but pays as he goes. Vice President Hobart remarks that ie loots forward to a long session of -ongress and a great deal cf -work If ilr. Hol>art had said "a great deal of he -would nave hit ii the air whenever tho ball goes through the opposite goal are likened, by one who has heard thorn, to the "plaintive cry of ii pig that has been speared." The "charjr ing" is generally done with the head The only precaution taken by them in re gard to their physic;'.! strength on tin- football field is for the preservation 01 their pigtail?, which are cared fur a- though they were worth a thousand time- their weight in gold. With this exception they throw caution ro the winds, and ill- YOte themselves with all their strength tithe play. Yellow Jackets aa Fish lia.it. A fisherman who is at least an interest ing talker describes the use of ye:li,« jackets us fish bait: "These iitrle l>r.g> with business ends are mighty frisky ,-mf: rather hard to tame, but their stitifcer- seem to sharpen the appetites of the liass I threw a bucket of water on a nest of thi yellow jackets, and before rhi-ir wing dried out hail them all in a box. the t;:at! dest lot of bees that ever hiuir.ued 1 en 8 little opening -where oi:e could ;-rav. out at a time. The lirst one i put on ir.-- hook was nailed in a jiffy by a large sur, fish, but I failed in hook it. The antic- of that fish after a few second* were ainr.s ing. It leaped out of the water, tht-i wabbled about on its side just at the surface for a moment longer, when I rcachw over and grabbed it. The lish was .•iir.'.o ? dead, so I cut it open to see what tho ye! low jacket was doing. He was as livrh as a flea, just working that old stinger ;:.fast as he could. 1 slipped him on in; hook again and cast one toward -bore where the bait was nailed by a good si/ei: bass. I caught H bass with the yellow jackets I had. and the bait didn't disturb the value of those gourmands in the least ' Surgical Operatiors For the Cure Flies and Rectal Diseases no Longer^Keceseary. A Medical Discovery flbichDf CLaige Itoe Tmimfnt at All Such Diseases. Cleaning Chains. A good method to clean a chain is tu boil it in water with a generous quantity of sal soda. Boil long enough to remove all particles of dirt and gum. Wash it ir; clear, hot water and then dry. thoroughly \Varm the chain through with dry beat and place it in good lubricating oil, allow tog it to remiiin until cooL Remove, hang up to drain and wipe fairly clean of oil' The first part of this method cleans the rivets, and the method of oiling gets the oiJ in on the rivets, where it is needed. , It bas loEgbeen thought cot only by fccoe physicians tut by people in general that the commcn, . painful and exceedingly annoying trouble, piles, was practicably incurable by anyother means than a surgical operation, and lliis tellef has been the cause cf years of ceedless suffering, because of the natural dread of surgical operations. There are many salves, oiclmcats atd similar remedies en the market which afford st me relief la cases of piles, but the Pjrsmid^Pile Cure Is tbe only preparation so far introduced that can be reliably depended upon to cure to stay cured, every fcim of itcbicg, bl£edicg[or protrud inp piles. Mrs. M. C. Hinklpy. of 601 Mississippi St , Indianapolis, was told by her physician that nothing but a surgical operation costing between seven acd eight hundred dollars, could cure her as she had suffered for 15 yeare; yet even in such a case as hers tbe Pyramid Pile cnre accomplished a ccmplete cure. She says: "I knew an operation would be death, to me and tried the Pyramid with very little bope and it is not to be wondered at that I am soc 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 be fore I used tbe Pyramid Pile Core, I suffered for yeani and it is now eighteen months since I used it and not the slightest trace of the trouble has returned. The Pyramid Pile Cure iis sold by nearly ail druggists at 50 cents and tl per package and as it contains no opium, cocaine or other poisonons drag can be used with perfect safety. No one need softer from piles in anj form who wIUjflTe this excellent remedy>a trial.CSfend for book on cause andjcure/of'files, sent free by addressing PyramfB Drag Co., Mar- sh»ll, Mich,, (fornitrly Albion.Mich.) Are Cities Also Responsible? Stevens Ftiint. Wis., Dec. 4.—The jury in the case of Julia L. Green, administrator, against the Ashland Water company, brought in a special verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the ?um of $.",000 in the circuit court. The grounds of recovery \vere the alleged negrli.^en' 1 ! 1 of the v.aier company in furnishing! water containing typhoid fever jrerms tc the plaintiff'? husband, from the effects of which he died. The case will go to the supreme court. I'ig: Dojil Made in Standing: Timber. Menominee. Mich.. Dec. 4.—The largest single deal made in pine so far this season was closed yesterday. Twenty-five million feet of standing timber was bought by the Girard Lumbercompany, .of Menomir.ee. from the H. Witback company, of Marinette. Snow Falling:'ill Iowa aiid Nebraska. Des Moines, la.. Dec. 4. —It has been enowing; here for twenty-six hours without interruption. The fall has been between six and seven inches. Omaha. Xeb., Dec. 4.—Snow has fallen 1m Nebraska continuously for twenty- fojir Ji^iins aj^d in Some parts of the ?tat.c it contiiTue's'. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. The first snow of the season fell over Kansas, extending over the entire state. Engineer Miller had his leg broken in a railway smash-up near McCoysburg. Ind. No one else hurt. Clara Barton, the well-known Red Cross leader, is dangerously ill at her home in Glen Echo, near Washington. Fire destroyed the McMillan Opera House and Pomeroy blocks at LaCrosse. Wis., causing a loss of about $200,000. John Swenson. a farmer, was killed in a runaway at Pontiac, Ills. His father was killed in the same manner two years ago. Ex-State Senator Charles E. Whiting, of Iowa, is dead. He was the Democratic candidate for governor against Larrabee in 1SS5. Walter Lloyd, one of the best-kr.own Populists in the northwest and a prominent Mason, died at his home in Wea- sington, S. D., of heart failure. The Dubuque, la., police are hunting for a woman who appeared in Dubuque two weeks ago. She bears a striking resemblance ro the missing Mrs. Luetgert. An ugly boar buried its tusks in the legs of a farmer named Jacob Van Wort at Mi. Morris, Mich. Blood poisoning and the loss Of both limbs is feared. Thomas Bouriand was driving at Franklin, Ills., his team ran away and he was thrown out and his neck was broken in two places. He wag 60 years of age. William Kennedy, who gned the American Steel Barge company for $10,800 damages, received from a falling scaffold, was awarded J600 by the jury at Superior, Wis. Samuel C. Rank, formerly lieutenant of ;police in the Hyde Park district, Chinas been indicted by tbe grand Jury for receiving bribes from the keepers of blind piss. Martin Tb.orn. or TorceBwIsJty, convicted a.t New York of the murder of Willimm Guidensuppe, has been sentenced to die by electricity In the week '_J[an, 1Q, Those wo are turning out are nowhere surpassed for the price. r * Merchant Tailor. Drop in and see our line •£ WI&TEJJ GOODS. It was never so complete or beautiful. 416 Broadway, Next to Frazee's. W. Craig A Grizzly Bear Is an unpleasant companion when all means of escape have been cut off. At least so thought AKc» and Clara Weldon when they found themselves in this predicament. If you > wish to know how they escaped, read The Weldon Estate A Romance of the Western Plains By Major Alfred R. Calhoun IN THIS SOON. Dr. Wood'* fforw»y Pine Syrip leemi tent a* a special prorldenoe to little folki. Fleauntto take, fectly harmleat, absolutely tare give tnitaat relief In all'catM of or long trouble.