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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAK. WKDNESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 8. 1897 WO. It's Cloaks Today. Before we move into our new Wall Street Store we shall devote our every effort to our Cloak Department We find some of the nobbiest garments of the season still remaining, and in order to clear our stock we have marked each garment at a price equal to about 1=3 Off the Early Season Prices. If you intend to buy a cloak this season, buy it •f us now, and save 33 1-3 per cent. It Will be a Clearance in Cloaks. Ohio Mar. Opens on the Civil Service Law at His First Opportunity. JOHN3QZT OF IKDIAtfA IS EEPLT. "Your Store" will be the Christmas Store, 409 Broadway. Through to Wall Street. 306 Fourth Street The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide your. self with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terras 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 WHITSETT Annual Gas Rates A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselTes of the Annual Rate, commencing 1 December 1st ,can do so by calling at the office and arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of -each month. S. K. Ctockctt dnrinjj i&jS will present to its readers a faithful pictorial representation of the world's most interesting and important news. THE NEWS THAT BECOMES HISTORY National and Inter-} The WEEKLY will continue to participate national Politics \ * n lne ?reat political events of our coun- Social and Economic !">'• . '< will .««" °j l ^, 50 ^ il1 ™ d "°" n *»•»!**<* * uomic questions, and of the development VUejnoni. . \ol the middle west. Its special corrc- Induttrial Enterpri$e 5p ondeni in the Klondike rcpon will trace Art (nd Literature \the story of the great gold discoveries. LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES „ S year, contributed by authors of inter- J Tlre %VwiitEI, HERJtITS national tune, and will be illustrated, t £f FRAXX x. s Caspu Whitney . Hovclli Owtn Wlster (These and a score of equally prominent Howard Pvle ^writers will contribute snort stories to the John Kenorlck Bangs (WssKivin >SoS, making the paper espe- Mary E. WllkinS > daily rich infiction. Other featuresare the DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES THIS BUSY WORLD FOREIGN NOTES £y X. A yjiKTIS £, POriTXSY B1SELOW LETTERS FROM LONDON AMATEUR SPORT B! ARSOLB WartS f} CJ.WJ.S irj7/7-V£i" A SPORTING PILGRIMAGE AROUND THE WORLD In the interest oftheWKKKLY.'Caspar Whitney is on his way around the world. He will visit Siam in search of bis game, making his principal hunt from Bangkok. He will visit India and then proceed to Europe to prepare articles on the sports ot Gennany and France* IOC, a ctfyr (send for fret frcsfacfiu}, SltfscrifXifn $^.GO a year- Posiagefrtt frt t& Urtiiffi $!a!fs t Carta&x, and .tffjcztff. IddrtM HXUPKK * BROTHERS, P»klisierv. .Yew York Citr Defends the LKV and Tells !he Buckeye He Is Kecr^ant to liis I'arty Policy—Ways uiid 3.eims Committee Given the President's Gr«enbutk Su^jrestion to Ponder Upon — Treasury Official Makes Some Comparisons Jictvfeen Present Income Hiid That of Other Yearn. Washington, Dec. S. —The session of the house yesterday, though it lasted but two hours, witnessed a very lively skirmish over the question of distributing the president's message to the various committees clothed with jurisdiction over the subjects dealt with. The conflict of authority came between the ways and means committee and the banking and currency committee. The battle raged all along the line. During the debate Grosvenor of Ohio fired the first gun against the civil service law, and this also brought the friends and enemies of that measure into action. Johnson of Indiana, in a ringing warning, declared that if a bill to emasculate the civil service law were passed it would meet the presidential veto. Eventually Dingley, in deference to the opposition of the members of the banking and currency committee, agreed to a modification of the order of distribution so as to send to the ways and means committee all matters relating to the "revenues, the bonded debt of the country and the treaties affecting the revenues." The resolution was then adopted. Attack on Civil Service Reform, The attack on civil service reform was the most lively feature of the session. It was led by Grosvenor, and he was several times enthusiastically applauded both by members on the floor and spectators in the galleries. At the outset he repudiated the idea that opposition to the civil service law involved an affront to the president. Congress was empowered to deal with the subject, and the president had referred it to congress. He heartily agreed with the president that "there were places In the classified service which ought to be exempt." "I am glad." said Grosvenor, "to go that far with the president, even if I am compelled to part company with him when he says the civil service system has the official sanction of the people." Grosvenor declared that he had kept in touch with the sentiment of the country and that if the question were submitted to the people west of the Allegheny, mountains it would be buried under their overwhelming condemnation. Calls Grosvenor a Derelict.- Johnson of Indiana, after some open- ng remarks about the stupendous folly of appointing a bimetallic commission to roll over Europe, made a strong speech in defense of the civil service aw. Grosvenor he charged with being derelict to his duty as a Republican. That party, he said, was unalterably pledgee! to the support of the law. Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley, the most distinguished exponents of its policies, had fought for the law in no uncertain language, and rosvenor, he thought, well merited the rebuke administered to him by Bailey ,vhen the latter charged him with supporting the Chicago platform. [Laughter.] He marveled that the mouthpiece of the administration had fallen so low. Xo portion of the president's message met with more hearty indorsement from him than that relating to the civil ser- ,lcs and he warned his colleagues that f they put through a bill in antagonism to the law it would be vetoed. Moreover, he said, it was a mistake to magine that the sentiment of the coun- ry opposed it. Nothing; of Interest In the Senate. Washington, Dec. 8.—A new member n H. De S. Money, of Mississippi, was ntroduced in the senate yesterday, and after some brief criticism of the form of *>is credentials the oath of office was administered to him. During the session 108 ISJIs, many of which were private pension measures, were introduced, in addition to several Joint resolution and some senate resolutions. An interesting- contest for precedence in consideration by Lodge's immigration bill and the proposed legislation to confer authority upon the president to act for the protection of the government's interest at the sale of the Kansas Pacific was pending at the close of the session. year ISSo, when business, and noiaoiy our foreign trade, was suffering from depression. Had the importations during the past four months been as large as they were during the same four months of 1S36 the receipts under the present law would have amounted to SS7.072.283, or $22,507.961 in excess ot" the Bitual receipts. Taking the average of tie importations for the same mouths of 1892 and 1S96, and applying the rates of the act of 1S97 the estimated receipts amount to $69.574.152, or an increase ol S35.099.S30 over the actual receipts. "The total excess of expenditures over receipts during the four months of 1S97 abcve named amounted to 535,054,177.23. It will be seen, therefore, that had the Importations been as large during the past four months as the average of the importations for the corresponding period of 1S92 and 1S96 the receipts svould have been J15.G53 in ejccess of expenditures; and had the importations been as large as they were in 1S92 the receipts would have exceeded the expenditures by $22.250,254. Your attention is also called to the fact that the collections under the present law show a gradual increase each month as follows: August, 1897, $6,987,702.34; September, $7,943.100.28; October, $9,713,49-1.62; November, $9,S;;o,0;I5." REPORT OF SECRETARY GAGE. SOME FIGCKES OX OUR T Treusnry Officirtl Makes Compnrison Between This iind Other Tears. Washington. Dec. S.—Assistant Secretary Howell, of the treasury department, has written the following letter in answer to an inquiry concerning the receipts and expenditures of the government: "In reply to your inquiry concerning the excess of expenditures over receipts during the present fiscal y^ear, I have to advise you that the actual receipts from customs during the lour months that the act of 1S97 has been in operation—August, September, October and November—amounted to $34,474,322. As is well knowa the importations during the pa=t four months have not been normal, owing to the large importations in anticipation of the passage of the present tariff. Had the Importations been as large during the period stated as they were for tee same period of 1S92 the revenue which we would have received under the rates of the present law would amount to $102,710,SOO, or $3S,2S6,278 more than the actual receipts. "It may be urged, however, that this is not a fair comparison, as the year 1SS2 was a very prosperous year and the importations were accordingly larger tian the ay*.~=s. Take, th.ersjaffc.to* Brief Resume or His Plan to Improve the National Currency. Washington, Dec. S.—A notable thing about the report of Secretary Gage, of the treasury, is that he figures out 'a deficit not only for the current year, but also for the next year. He estimates the deficit for the current fiscal year at $28.000,000 and for next year at $21,647,885. With reference to the tariff he says: "It is confidently believed that when in full operation it will afford ample revenue for the ordinary needs of the government, while adequately protecting our manufacturing and agricultural interests. But the important part of Secretary Gage's report relates to the something necessary to be done to put the currency on a different basis. Upon this point he recommends the establishment of a division in the treasury department to be designated the issue and redemption division. To this .should be turned over all matters relating to the issue and redemption of currency; it should be furnished with $120,000,000 in gold set over from the general fund of the treasury, with all the silver dollars now held for redemption of silver certificates and with $200,000,000 in legal tender notes of the United States to be disbursed only in exchange for gold. This is the plan referred to in the president's message. As to the currency he recommends that the organization of national banks be permitted with a minimum capital of $25,000 in places of 2,000 inhabitants, that the rate of taxation on circulation be reduced to half of 1 per cent, and that the banks be permitted to issue .notes to the par value of 2% per cent, refunding bonds (the issue of which he advises) when deposited with the treasurer of the United States, or greenbacks, treasury notes or silver certificates similarly deposited to a total amount of $200,000,000. And here the secretary makes the following recommendation: "After said banks have deposited such bonds, greenbacks, treasury notes or silver certificates to the amount of 50 per cent, of their capital they shall be permitted to issue bank notes in addition to the 50 per cent, thus provided to the extent of 25 per cent, of such deposit, which said 25 per cent, may be unsecured by any direct pledge of security, but issued against the* assets of the bank." Gage would extend the government guaranty to all national bank notes, whether issued against deposited security or against assets. To secure the government against loss he would impose a tax of 2 per cent, per annum on the unsecured circulation for a "safety fund," and also make the government's claim a first lien upon all assets in case of failure of the issuing bank. All national bank notes to be of the denomination of $10 and upwrad. The secretary argues the expediency and safety of his plan in e.ttenso, basing it primarily on the recognized necessity for a reduction in the volume of the demand liabilities "now constituting a menace to the public treasury." RAILWAY SAFETY APPLIANCE ACT. Our Ex-Minister to Spain Does Not Approve of McKinley's Cuban Expression. CALLS IT HEAETLESS AITD SELFISH. Deelares the Spanish Government Utterly Unworthy of li«ilief and Unable to Give "What Cuba Should Have According to the Cuban View—Policy of tlie Presideat Given a Very Geiieral and Lively Kuklng Over the Coals. Mobile, Ala., Dec. S.—Ex-Minister to Spain Hanr.is Taylor gives out the following: "The Associated Press has requested me to express my views as to that part of the president's message which relates to the Cuban question. Putting: aside the irrelevant matter by which it is encumbered the substance of the only recommendation actually Royal Bakes the twd p«*, whd POWDER Absolutely Pur* ROYAL OAXJwa WW.-OE* CO., NEW YORK. Interstate Commerce CommlMlon Give* the Hoods Two Ytars More. Washington, Dec. S.—The interstate railway commission yesterday afternoon authorized the following statement: "In the matter of the application of the Chicago and Alton Railroad company and other carriers to the interstate commerce commission to extend the period within which they shall comply with the provisions of the act of congress of March 2, 1893, commonly known as the Safety Alliance Act, and upon which hearing has just been had, the commission has decided, upon cause shown, to extend said period two years for the petitioning carriers. "While the formal order and statement of facts and reasons constituting causes for such extension have not yet been prepared it is understood that the extension will not be conditional, and that the commission has under consideration the question of requiring quarterly or other periodical reports of progress by each carrier during the two- year period." Wants the Indians at Omaha. Washington, Dec, S.—Among the bills introduced in the senate yesterday was one by Senator Allen to provide for a congress of Indian tribes to be held in Omaha in connection with the Trans- Mississippi exposition next year. The bill provides that the various tribes shall be represented and appropriates $100,000 to pay the expenses of the gath- The Society "of the Army of the Frontier held its annual reunion at Milwaukee yesterday and elected J. P. Clawson, of Monroe, Wis., president, and John C. Barton, of Chicago, secretary. HASW1S TA.TLOB, made by the executive to congress upon that subject is that this government cannot venture to do anything to put and end to the inhuman strife which during the last three years has reduced the island almost to a desert, because there is a prospect of a settlement between the combatants upon the basis of a so-called autonomy lately put forth by the Sagasta ministry. I believe congress should firmly and scornfully reject such a policy of irresolution and non-action, because the assumption upon which it is founded is an empty illusion. The vita! question at issue has not been touched by the revolutionary effort of Sagasta to end the war by means of a craftily incomplete proposition that carries with it no constitutional guarantee whatever." Decree of Autouoijiy "Worthless. The ex-diplomat then makes an argument to prove that the autonomy decree is worthless from all sorts of points of view,-and says: "In one particular the cabinets at Washington and Madrid are in identically the same situation. Both are striving with all their might either to defy or circumvent the national will as embodied in their respective legislatures." He then goes on: "I have attempted to demonstrate elsewhere that the primary cause of the endless conflict is economic, and that the difficulty can never be removed until Cuba is independent or possessed of an insular parliament that can regulate absolutely her own tariffs. » * • Everybody knows the Cuban deputies in the cortes at Madrid'are mere men of straw returned by the governor general. Even if they were independent no change could ever be made in existing tariffs without the consent of thepenln- sular Spaniards, who would never listen to 5UC-H 6. thing. . CalU the Scheme an Empty Sham, "At the end of three years of wholesale destruction provoked by Spain; through unprecedented political and economic oppression that has brought death and famine to hundreds of thousands, the Spanish crown at last confesses that the Cubans are right and their wrongs should now be redressed by a generous and genuine grant of home rule. When the proffered scheme la examined, it is found to be not only indefinite and illegal, but absolutely wanting in sincerity upon the two vital points at issuance. * * • Who has the right to say that the heroic men who have maintained in the meniguas of Cuba a conflict against such odds are not capable of self-government. Who will say that all the fruits that they have won through death by sword Hie ha's" already approved. In other words, the tyranny of the speakership in the house is to be so used in behalf of Spanish tyranny in Cuba as to prevent any expression whatever of sympathy with or recognition of the rebels. "The house of representatives is either to be muzzled or called upon to declare that this revolutionary government •^•hich has virtually crushed, the cower of Spain In Cuba, has no such de facto existence aa will authorize a recognition of war between the contending partis*. "That absurd contention becomes the more grotesque when we remember that Spain has expended without effect against ouch revolutionary government far more money and men than Great Britain employed during our entire revolutionary war. There are limits even to the patience of the American people, and the time has now come when the executive power should be made to feel through public demonstration that the nation will no longer permit: its sovereign will in a righteous cause to be entirely set aside in the interest of a tremulous, selfish, short-sighted policy. The whole contest now centers in the passage of the belligerency resolution pending in the house. • • * "Those who are best Informed flrmly believe that without one word of aid or sympathy from us the result [rebel triumph] will be attained within twelve or eighteen months. If bungling diplomacy shall permit such an event the situation may assume a serious form that few seem to contemplate. If we scorn and spit upon the Cubans until victory and independence are won without aid or comfort from us why should they not turn to one or the other of the great maritime powers that will be then only too eager to supply all their wants and to enter into the closest relations with them. We have for a long time declared no European power other, than Spain shall ever possess Cuba. We may so blunder as to be forced to maintain that contention at the point of the sword. Out of such possible difficulties the way IB now clear and easy. Let the pending belligerency resolution be promptly passed by the house and Spain's power in Cuba will not collapse like a punctured balloon." JIMMY BARRY'S BLOW WAS FATAL. Croot with Whom He Fought at London "Sleeps* 7 Forever. London, Dec. 8.—A sensational sequel Is the one following the Barry-Croot boxing contest Monday night. In the twentieth round Croot received two smashing blows—one the "solar plexus" blow which knocked out Jim Corbett, and the other the dangerous chin blow. He was put to sleep, as the ring saying ig, and he never awoke. As a consequence Barry is on baO charged with manslaughter, accompanied by his second Tommy White, and everybody connected, officially with the fight. Barry is greatly depressed toy the death of Croot, but all the papers -which publish reports of the flght pay a tribute to the American's fairness In fighting. They say that a better exhibition of science than was displayed by Barry snd Croot IB scarcely poamible. All the prisoners were remanded for a week, bail in each case being- accepted in the sum or £50, whioh wa» easily obtained. RECOGNIZED BY HIS MOTHER. Pre*id<nt McKlnley'* D«arMt Wl»h Ha* Been Granted at Canton. Canton, O., Dec, S.—The president and Mrs. McKinley arrived yesterday morning. The fondest hopes the family ha* cherished since the affliction came was that the president might be permitted to be present when the inevitable disso- and" famine should in the hour" of vie- j lution came and that the mother might tory be surrendered for an empty sham ! again realize his presence and he know which means only new bondage under j that he had been recognized. These their old and pitiless opressors. "This Heartless. Selfish Sliessage." "And yet. this heartless, sielfish, message has not one word of encouragement or sympathy for this suffering people, now dying and starving by thousands at our very doors. In it they are contemptuously denominated as no better than their persecutors. Fortunate- hopes have been granted them and thay now patiently and resignedly await th« end. The scene in the sick room when the president arrived was touching and pathetic. He gazed upon the dearly-beloved face, showing only an emotion of joy when the mother's eyes opened and her face lighted up with a smile of rec- ly for the honor of this generous Chris- | ognition and of greeting. Then as he tian nation this message with cool and serene cynicism, admits that it does not represent the sentiments of the American people as expressed by congress a year ago in. the joict resolution in which both houses declared a state of war did exist in Cuba and that it should be so recognized by this government. Congress is politely told to attend to its business; that if the recognition of belligerency shall become necessary in the future the executive power -will act without congressional interference." CHARGES A COXSPIKACT, In Which, It Seems, the President and Speaker Beed Are Prominent "It is generally understood that this deliberate conspiracy to thwart the will of the nation is to be carried out through an appeal to the speaker of the house of representatives, who I* expected to so manipulate its rules as to prevent the passage of the pending stooped to kiss and caress her he felt the tender entwining of her arm about his neck. The president remains al- taost constanilr atithe.iedsidet DRGEMBRR. A; «BFAT HOXTH. We all nmsi have something to give f or C Drift tmju Hauk can show ron moie, and at le*« price too, tban anybody Bur tome' thine ttuw will latta life time. F-ter»«DdWMehM bjtfc* hnodrrd *t 410 Broadway. DUmoodi a tfpMtatty. D. A. HAUK.