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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, December 9, 1897
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. YEAK. THUKSDAY JEVENJNG, DECEMBER 9. J897 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 o 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. "Your Store"' will be the Christmas Store. HESITATE II DOUBT. Friends of the Hawaiian Island Gobble Find Their Cause Weaker Than Expected. Aims L002IITG FOR A FAILURE. 408 Broadway. Through to Wall Street. 306 Fourth Street The "Domestic" Office. 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 Senator Whife Says the Thins Cannot Be Done by Joint Hi-solution Either—Delegation <if Xative Hawaiian* Reaches the Capital to Protest Against Dole Disposing of What They Claim ts Their Country—Law Against Seal Killing. Washington, Dec. 9.—It is stated by those in a position to know that the reason the Hawaiian treaty is not pushed in the senate is because the friends of- the measure have grave doubts as to their ability to secure the necessary two-thirds vote to pass it. The impression prevails that it may be necessary to pass a joint resolution and annex the islands by legislation. It has been found that a number of senators who were confidently counted for the- treaty are against it, while others have expressed doubts about the hasty action. Senator Davis, chairman of the senate committee on foreign relations, said 1 Tuesday that he was going to jring the treaty up yesterday in executive session. Yesterday morning it was given out that he had,, revised his intention, and would defer action until next week. This is construed by opponents of annexation to be an admission of weakness. Real Hawaiian^ Reach Washington. Colonel .John Richardson, leader of the native Kanaka delegation from Honolulu, called on Senator White of California yesterday morning and laid before him the plans for opposing annexation of Hawaii. Since leaving San Francisco the Hawaiians have declined to talk, of their plans, claiming that they were misrepresented in the California papers. Therefore the statements of Colonel Richardson here given are the first authoritative ones from the opponents of the treaty. "We have a petition signed by 20,000 inhabitants of the islands who are opposed to annexation," said Richardson. "We come to congress in behalf of the people of the islands and representing their opin- States wtafe seals outside of the three- mile limits surrounding the Pribilof islands. This was never intended, but has come about through a supreme cour decision respecting the Paris award The law reads that citizens of the Unit ed States shall not take seals "in th waters of Alaska." It was supposed-that this was a uni versa] prohibition to our citizens. Bu the Paris court of arbitration held tha» •>-: United States has no property in the *:.ils outside of the three-mile limit of the Pribilof islands. In ccnstruing this the supreme court held that as the Unit- sa States had no property outside of the thee-rr.ile limit the law prohibiting the destruction of seals "in the waters of Alaska" did not apply to pelagic seal- Ing on the high seas. It is expected that this step by the I'niK-d States will have a salutary e:\ect on the negotiations now in progres-i with Great Britain and Canada. 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 themselves of the Annual Rate, commencing 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. ions and feelings. We are opposed t annexation. Title of the Dole People Denied. "We deny the right of the presen g-overnment to deliver us into the hand or the United States or any other coun try. The men who are assuming- to d< this are a pack if filibusters, who hav seized the temporary power. We denj their title to what they offer and asi the American congress to decline. t< ratify an unjust and illegal transac tion." Senator White, who is recognized as the leader of the opposition to an nexation, states positively that thi treaty is already beaten and ventures the prediction that the effort to secure annexation by bill will also fail. "There are not four Democratic votes in favor of annexation," said Senator White "Daniel is opposed, as is Mitchell, anc the Republicans have lost Merrill, Pettl- grrew and Hoar." Senator White's Views In Brief. When asked if he could state briefly why he regarded annexation as an undesirable thing. Senator White replied: "The whole proposition is so infernally undesirable that it. can hardly be stated briefly. Isn't it enough that out of a population of 120,000 there are 23,000 Chinese, 24,0ft) Japanese 15,000 Portuguese, a few natives, and a handful of Americans? The scheme is fostered by a few ambitious filibusters, and some hair-brained individuals who are intent on extending our territorial domains regartiisss of the expense and of other consequences. The plan to press the matter by bill will open the way for discussion, and with discussion our contentions will become more manifest and the annexation cause will wane. I donot say now that there is a majority against the passage of such a bill when introduced, but I predict lhat there will be." WAR WIDOW TO BE SQUELCHED. Senate ami Il<m*e in Brief. Washingtcn. Dec. 9.—The senate session occupied less than an hour, the time principally being consumed by the members in the presentation of memorials, resolutions and bills. A resolution presented by Allen of Nebraska declaring it to be the sense of the senate that the United States should recognize the political independence of Cuba was made the subject of some remarks by the Nebraska senator, in the course of which he criticised the president. At the conculsion of Allen's speech the senate adjourned as a further mark of respect to the late.Representative Ashley B. Wright, of Massacusetts The house was in session only long enough to come to order .and adjourn, except for time to report the pension appropriation bill and do some other routine business. That is What Sagasta Thinks the Message of Our Chief i Magistrate. MERELY TO QUIET THE "JUTGOES." Congressional Holiday Recess, Washington, Dec. 9.—The indications are that the holiday recess of congress will extend from Saturday, Dec. IS, to Monday or Tuesday, Jac. 3 or 4. Speaker Reed is understood to favor these dates. So far as the house is concerned no general legislation will be ready for consideration before the holidays. Democrats to Caucus on a Policy. Washington, Dec. 9.—The Democrats of the house will caucus soon on party policy. Representative Richardson, the caucus chairman, said he was consulting with members as to what day would suit them, and he expected that the meeting would occur the latter part of this week or early next week. Loganspori and Yalley Gas S. R. Cnxi;c:t Cispir Whitney W. D. Hovelli durins 1898 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- J The WKKKLV will continue to participate national Politics v in the great political events of our coun- Socisl and Economic \'"?• . Jt *"" tn;;it o f 'he social and eco- Ouestlons I nomic questions, and of tile development . j i . , ^ i « \ or the middle wc^t. Its ^oecial corrc- Industrial Enterprise ( spondentin the Klondike reswnwill trace Art Mt Literature ^ the story of the great gold discoveries. LONG SERIALS.AND SHORT STORIES Two long serais will appear during the f """ "~ '" year, contributed by authors of inter- > uational fiune, and \\ill be illustrated, s Owen Witter < These and a score of equally prominent Howard Pylo (writers will contribute shortstories to the John Ktndrick Bangt < \VEEKLV in iSk>S, making the paper espe- •»ry E. Wilkint s cially rich in fiction. Otherfcaturesarethe DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES THIS BUSY WORLD FOREIGN NOTES £ r s. s JURTjy E, PO<:LTXEY SIGSLOT* LEHERS FROM LONDON AMATEUR SPORT E, JLXXOLD WHITS JS, CJSiMj: aTUTXSY A SPORTING PILGRIMAGE AROUND THE WORLD In the interest of the WEKKL.v,Caspar Whitney is on his way around the world. He will visit Siam in search of 615 game, making bis I principal hunt from Bangkok. He will visit India"snd then proceed ' to Europe ;o prepare anides on the spons of Germany and France. IOC. a ccfy (saut_for/r?e friafrdta), SiaxriflieK fJ^OO a year. Postagtfrte tx lJu Untied SlaA-s, €&*!&, tutd MtjcKc* JWdrtss HiKPKK Jt BUOTUEES, Publisifrs. Xtw Torfc City Statesmen $e«ra to Think Some Young Women Ar« Very Wide Awake. Washington, Dec. 9.—The house committee on invalid pensions met yesterday and took action that is intended to correct the alleged rapidly-growing abuse of young women marrying old soldiers and sailors for the purpose of becoming their widows and drawing a pension from the government. This subject has been much discussed in view of the comparative large number of widow claimants on account-of revolutionary. War of 1S12 and Mexican war service of husbands. The committee authorized Chairman Kay to obtain from the committee on j rules an order or rule permitting- an | amendment to the pension appropriation bill providing that no pension shall hereafter be granted to the widow of a soldier or other person who is married to such soldier or person after the passage of this act, excepting, however, all soldiers, sailors, officers, etc.. now in or who may hereafter enter the military or naval service of the United States. STOPS AMERICA* PELAGIC SEALCfG. Civil Service Law's Enemies. • Washington, Dee. 9.—A paper was circulated in the house of representatives yesterday with a view to bringingabout a conference of those members favoring achange in the present civil service system. The paper was handled, by Pearson of Xorth Carolina, and received numerous signatures. Authority for Uncle Sam to Bid. ^Washing-ton, Dec. 9.—Senator Gear lias introduced a bill authorizing the secretary of the treasury to enter a bic for the United States on bond-aided railroads and to clear off liens paramount to those of the United States and appropriating the amount necesary for this purpose. Treasury Well Fixed for Gold. "Washington, Dec. 9.—The records of •the treasury department show that the amount of the net gold on hand yesterday was 1158,191,669, which is greater than at any time since August, 1890, when it was $185,837,581. NATIONAL C3UARD ASSOCIATION. H«U7 Jwnes Law to Prevent the Taking by Americans of a "Wild ATiimal on the Higli Seas. "Washington, Dec, 9.—A bill was reported to the senate yesterday the first section of which is as follows: "That BO citizen of the United States nor person owing duty or obedience to the laws or treaties of the United States, nor any person belonging to or on board a ves- s-el of the United States, shall kill, capture or hunt at any time or in any manner whatever any fur seal in the waters of the Pacific ocean north of the 35th degree of north latitude and including Behring- sea and the sea of Okhotsk." There are other sections that make the prohibition complete. The old law as Jt •taixds permits, citizens of tie Sends a Committee to Washington to Work for $2.OOO,OOO for the Guard. St. Louis, Dec. 9.—At the final session of the Interstate National Guard association General Bell, the president, announced the following executive committee: General Reese, of Illinois; General Bend, of Minnesota; General Snowden, of Pennsylvania, and Colonel Curtis, of Indiana. This committee will go to Washing-ton to urge upon congress the necessity of appropriating $2,000,000 yearly for the national guard. A reso- ution adopted declares that "as the or- janlzed volunteer forces of the various states are the first reserve corps to the United States army * * * it is the sense of this body that we favor a closer relationship between the regular and volunteer forces of the United States ar.d that we favor all such, legislation as will place the United States in a better position to maintain its position as one of the great nations of the world." By a vote of 21 to 14 Chicago was selected as the place of meeting in 1S9S and the convention then adjourned. Railway Beats Governor P Butler, Ind., Dec, 9.—The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railway sold a part of the Dundee branch, from Mon- •oe to Dundee, to the Cincinnati and Vorthern. It left nine miles of track r rom Dundee to Corbus. Mich., which vas paralleled by the Detriot branch. On Sunday the company collected all the section men within a radius of 200 miles, and before night had stripped the nine miles of all the rails, ties and other movables, except the stations at Deerfield and Petersburg, Mich., which the citizens built and owned. Governor Pingree would have prevented the work any other day except Sunday, but the railroad company antlcipaied action. Litigation of the Tolleston Club. Indianapolis, Dec. 9.—The Tolleston club, of Chicago, has taken to the supreme court of the United States on a writ of error the case of John Clousrh against the club, wnich was reversed by the supreme court. The controversy is over the ownership of a lot of marsh land in Lake cotinty, Ind., which was surveyed and sold by tie United States government in 1S70. The Tolleston Gun club claims title through the sale to the land for several miles along the little Calumet river. -Uton's Civil Kights Cast. Springfield, Ills.. Dec. 9.—In. the supreme court in the case of the negroes of Alton appealing for a mandamus to compel the mayor and board of education to allow colored children to attend white schools, lime for defendant to answer wis extended to Dec. U. Threat to Intervene Xot Given with the Intention oT Execution — aiadrid Editorial Views That Are afore or Less Belligerent in Tone— Secretary Gage Presents the United States Case in Ke. the Filibusters—Who Went Back on Hayti? Madrid, Dec. 9.—The premier, Senor Sagusca, in an interview regarding President JIcKinley's message to congress, is quoted as saying that he thinks the message satisfactory "because the threat to intervene in Cuba was made merely to give satisfaction to a portion of American opinion, without the intention of, executing it." Continuing, the premier said that the government would not make a declaration on the subject- He believed the pr.y.dent's words would lave influence with the insurgents, and added that the cortes would not be convened until the government had ascertained the effect of the message upon the United States congress. The Imparcial, commenting on the message says: "It shows _a certain cleverness and evil intention -when It refers to filibustering expeditions. McKinley spoke with what appears to be xcessive cynicism to those who have not lost all notion of justice. This government must show the Yankees that the Spanish flag floats over Cuba and that they have yet to tear it down." In conclusion the Imparcial remarks: "The manufacture and sale of arms is not the same thing as using them." Some Other Editorial Opinion. El Liberal, also commenting on the president's message, says: "It is more favorable to Spain than President Cleveland's, because it recognizes Spain's intention to enthusiastically labor to reestablish peace in Cuba." The ministerial El Globo praises President McKinley's message. TheSocialisiRepubll- can El Pais asserts that the message is "shameful" as it "implied the moral bankruptcy of the monarchy." The Ke- publican Progresso takes the ground that the message is a "great humiliation." La Correspondencia de Espana, the official organ, says that after reflection Spanish opiniorl on President McKinley's message to congress is less optimistic than at first. It proceeds to Impugn the sincerity of the president's protestation of friendship for Spain and of respect for international obligation, but it admits that the message was "addressed to congress principally and in language which, though not intended to please Spain, will annoy jingoes and filibusters." R«yal «kM the food para. POWDER Absolutely Pur* •OVAL BAKING MW>E« CO., NEW YORK. PORT AC PIUNCK IS EXCITKR. But Simon Sam IK Prepared — Why H« Did Not Port au Prince, Dec. 9.— There was a lively fusillade here at 11 o'clock Tuesday night. No damage was done. M. Frederique, managing- editor of The Journal Impartial and alleged author of the virulent, articles stacking the Germans, who is accused of desiring- to excite the populace of this place against the government, was arrested yesterday and taken on board a. Haytian cruiser. At the moment of his embarkation tiwe was much excitement, but order was soon restored. The government has at its disposal a sufficient rfumber of troops and is taking all the. necessary measures to maintain order, Count Schwerin, the German charge d'affaires, was received by the president yesterday afternon. The public mind continues agitated and all the regulars and the national guard are In readiness. Shortly before 2 p. m. yesterday the president issued a proclamation to the people of Hayti, saying that for the second time Hayti had yielded to German force, contrary to its rights. The gov- emmeut, according- to the proclamation, had decided to resist even to the last, but owing to the lack of promised moral influence, the character of which Is not indicated in the proclamation, it was obliged to accept the ultimatum. The proclamation invites the Haytian people to cease internal quarrellngs.and to labor for the raising up again of the nation. NEW ILLINOIS REVENUE BILL. GAGE DISCCSSKS FILIBUSTERING. Shows That the Spaniard-Has Small Cause to Complain. "Washington, Dec. 9.—Secretary Ga£e has submitted to the department of state his report upon the action of the treasury department in suppressing filibustering expeditions to Cuba in violation of neutrality laws. Secretary Gage points out the fact that during two years and a half only six American vessels of an aggregate of 1,331 registered tons are alleged to have successfully landed expeditions from the United States! in Cuba. With the exception of theLauradathe six American vessels alleged to have successfully taken part in expeditions in Cuban waters are small tugs and a pilot boat, each of less than 100 tons and obviously incapable of carrying large numbers of men or large quantities of arms and ammunitions. Three foreign vessels of an aggregate of 1,773 tons are alleged to have been successful in the same effort. Out of the sixty alleged expeditions only four have been broken up by Spain. Illustrating this statement the secretary refers particularly to the expedition that left on the Laurada from, Baltimore and-landed at Banes on March 21. Banes is an important seaport on the northern coast of Cuba. Yet it appears that the Laurada remained in this seaport two days, landing men and arms ami was not molested by the Spanish authorities in Cuba, who had been informed of her landing and even minutely where torpedoes had been placed. The Spanish authorities have repeatedly asserted that all the seaports of Cuba were In their possession. In all sixty alleged expeditions are examined. Of these Secretary Gage shows that twenty-eight have teen frustrated through the efforts of the treasury department, five have teen frustrated by the United States navy, four have been frustrated by Spain, two have been wrecked, one driven back by storm, one failed from a combination of causes, one (the Delaware) he declines to recognize as other than a violation of the British foreign enlistment act. As Spain has suffered no injury from these forty-three failures it is assumed that they will be accepted by Spain as evidence of the success of the United States in maintaining: its obligations, and that a detailed statement concerning each is unnecesary. Secretary Gage thea examines in detail the seventeen alleged successful expeditions. He points out among other things that the partial success in one case was due to the weakness of the Spanish patrol of the Cuban coast; ttiat in five cases the principals have been sentenced to imprisonment, or are in prisons; that in one case th'e vessel is under British Jurisdiction and cannot. therefore, be reached by the United States; that in three cases the vessels have been libeled for forfeiture on evidence furnished in part by this department, and are waiting the action of the courts, and that in one case the officer* are under Indictment. The -v-iBare board of Monfello, Wls^ has passed an ordinance prohibiting- the use of slot machines by minors. Feature* of the measure. the Will Consider ITImt. Springfield, Ills., Dec. 9. — The senate held a five-minute session yesterday morning. Senator Dunlap offered a resolution reappointing a number of • clerks, pages and janitors of last session, which was adopted. Resolutions of respect on the death of ex-SenatoV George W. Hill were adopted and the senate adjourned. The house session was fully as brief. The Chicago revenue reform bill was introduced in both houses and referred to the revenue committees. The bill applies to cities of 25,000 population and upward. It provides for the creation of two boards, one designated a board of assessors and one a board of review. The board of assessors is to be elected by vote of the people, and in Chicago the new assessment district will be co-extensive with the city. The assessors' terms are three years each, the first board to draw lots and serve for one, two and three years respectively. The bill provides ample time for making assessments of botk real and personal property and for tna correction of assessments where taxpayers believe they have Just cause for complaint. The assessors shall keep their offices open all the year. The »ec- ond feature of the bill Is the creation of a, board of review, composed of the county judge, the treasurer and city comptroller. The county judge i* th» chairman of the board. The work of tie board is described by its name. Dollar Wheat at Chicago. Chicago, Dec. 9. — There was another tightening of the screw* on the shorts in December wheat yesterday. The hlgrh water mark was touched about noon- when $1.01 was bid and accepted for a few small lots. This was 2% cents abov* Tuseday's closing figures and the highest price for wheat in this market for months. Some brokers predict tb*t the December price will go to $1.16 while others make the estimate as high as 12. "In the Ijind of the Free," Etc, . Little Rock,_ Ark,, Dec. 9. — Editor Rousseau, of th« Osceola Times, Is a refugee from Mississippi, fearing the wrath of Sheriff Bowen. Recently Rousseau scored a mob for lynching a negro, accusing the sheriff of being a party to tee lynching. The sheriff noti- Sed Rousseau to retract or be killed on failure iti Chicago, Dec. 9.— Horton, Gllmore. McWilliams & Co.,wholesale hardware dealers, 172-176 Lake street, made an assignment in the county court to the Illinois Trust and Savings, bank. Th« liabilities are $200,000 and th« assets $210,000. DRGRMBRR, A;WBJKAT XOHTH. "We all must have Bome- tiiDjrto give forCnrietrnM Hauk CMihowyou more, ind at leg* price too, th»n anybody Bur •ome- . tbior that will lint a life time. Rtefi and WatcbM D/ the hondtnl at 410 Broadway. Diamond*a iljiirtillf D. A. HAUK. Jeweler & Opticta

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