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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 10, 1897
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- . JBk. "- " - * •«, * ^ ~i * ? *"" THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 28D YEAR. FRIDAY EVEN DECEMBER 10. 1897 HO. 35 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 of us now, and save 33 1-3 per cent. It Will be a Clearance in Cloaks. TALK mm Started by Allen of Mississifpi When the Pension Bill Comes Up. CANIfOFS DESIEE "Your Store" will be the Christmas Store. 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 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSRTT Annual Gas Rates /J RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are xl 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. Gas Co. I I '// CV* «|T> <M HARPERS BAZAR a thoroughly np-to-date periodical for women, will enter upon its tlurty-nrsi volume in iS<>s. During the year it will be as heretofore A MIRROR OF FASHION Paris and ifgir York < Each issue will contain carefully pre- FctShions i pared drawings of the advance fashions . ! of Paris and New York. Once a month A Colored Fashion \ the BAZAR will issue, free, a colored Supplement , fashion supplement. Cut paper patterns _ , - „ ,, ; of certain gowns in each number will be Cut Paper Patterns ; made a icTum. These will be sold in M Bl-Weeklf Pattern ' connection with each issue at a uniform CAoo* \ P" cc - The BAZAK will also publish bi- •"'eer ! weekly, free, an outline pattern sheet. LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES WILD HELEN - -— f, H7LLf.-t.VSLslCX rtrst deals with Scotch and Continental scenes, the second is a story of a young girl, versatile, and typically American. Mary E. Willcins I These and a score of other equally Octave Thanet 1 prominent writers will contribute H P Scofibrd sho " 5t ° ri(! s to the BAZAK in iSoS, ' -' * I making ihe paper especially rich, in fiction. William BUck RAGGED LADY fy II". Katharine Oe Forest M. S. Briscoe DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES OUR PARIS LETTER THE LONDON LETTER - Mary E. "Wiltias CLUB WOMEN HUMOR Jbf MARGARET H. II'ELCS S* JOH.\ ZSXORKt: S.1.VGS There will be a series of articles on Etiquette, Mnsic, the Voice, Art, the Play, Women aad Men. Leaders among Women, Gardening, Housekeeping, life and Health, Indoor Details, etc. lOc. * Cop; (Send for Fret Presp«ctus) SUB.. $4 a Teir Pataftfrtt tit (He f/nttef Staits, daaJa, and Jfcrsw. Mdntt HARPER * MOTHERS, Publithm, Nl* Yark Crrr For Which Up Makes a Plra - Presen in the Senate of th<» Hawaiian Proi Form or. Government Proposed for Islands After Annexation—State Depi ment Repudiates Any Promise to und Suys There \Va.s No Call to Inter] Washington, Dec. 10.—While the h was considering: the pension approp, lion yesterday Cannon, chairman of committee on appropriations, occasion to make a general statement for the purpose, he said, of disabusing the minds of members and the cou'rtry of a false Impression made by a ctan- parlson of the treasury estimates ?^th those of preceding years. The estimated revenues for 1899 were $482,000,000, the expenditures, $504,000.000, showing |an estimated deficit of $21,000,000. Unfler the last sundry civil act the secretary; of the treasury, he pointed out, was compelled to estimate this year for $4S,0(fc,- 000 of river and harbor work, $33,000,POO of which had not been authorized (by law. If this sum not heretofore inclad- ed In the estimates were deducted there would be an estimated surplus of $&,' 000,000 instead of a deficit. { Cannon Pleads for Economy. ' Last year the estimated deficit .nncter the last tariff act was $46,000,000. 'jM the $17,000,000 for river and harBor work for which the government thfen stood bound had been included the esfi- mated deficit would have been $63,000,000. Cannon said it might be that tjhe expenditures for pensions for 1899 would exceed the estimates. The commissioner of pensions estimated the expenditures at $148,000.000. If he should prove to be right the $140,000,000 appropriated by this bill would pay all pensions for the first eleven months of the fiscal year and a deficiency appropriation could be easily made. In conclusion Cannon warned the house that the large anticipatory importations would keep the revenues under the present law down to the minimum, and he appealed to his colleagues to be economical, Allp-2 Produces Other Figures. Allen of Mississippi attacked Cannon's statement in a speech in which there were flashes of his humor that set the house in a roar of laughter. He gravely commended Cannon's appeal for economy, but avowed that the figures of the chairman of the appropriations did not do the situation justice. He produced figures that showed an estimated deficit for the next yeajvof $72,000,000. He referred to the increase In the pensions roll under the present administration, and ridiculed the idea of a decrease unless the late increase was to be attributed to the "exigencies of the recent campaign in Ohio. He read from Commissioner Evans' testimony before the appropriations committee predicting a deficit of from $8,000,000 to $10;000,000 in expenditures during the next fiscal year. The maximum had not yet been reached. Maximum nf the Pension Boll. "This question of the maximum of the pension roll," observed Allen, "is one of the things that has protracted my stay in congress. When I first j came here they were talking of the maximum, I stayed ten or fifteen years to see it, but it has not yet come and I guess I'll have to come back again." [Laughter.] In conclusion Allen spoke of the hardships this great tax burden placed on the people of the south who were, he said, being "relentlessly burdened by the gold standard and 4%cent cotton." In reply to Lacey who defended the liberal pension rolls, Allen said he couid not but marvel at the fact that 976,000 names were now on the rolls and that there were 600.000 applications in the pension office. There had been but 2,200,000 me-n in the federal army. Reminded of a Little Joke. He was reminded of a meeting between an ex-Confederate and ex-federal at a blue and gray reunion. They were felicitating themselves on the disappearance of all hostility. "If there should be another trar," said the ex-federal, "we will be standing 1 shoulder to shoulder under one flag." "We will, but you won't," retorted the ex-Confederate. "What do yon mean?" asked the ex- federal. "Legally you are disabled." [Laughter.] Smith of Michigan said he would make the pension a vested right if he could: Norton (Dem.) of Ohio said the bill coulfl not be too big for him, and a number of other members—Republicans and Democrats—advocated liberal pensions. that uieir people were unalterably opposed to annexation. What form of government shall be adopted for Hawaii when, by the pending treaty, that country shall be annexed to the- United States, is a question which President McKinley avoided in his message. There is a suggestion however, which Is receiving the attention of members of the senate foreign relations committee. It is understood to meet the president's views, and will probably later be definitely formulated and laid before congress. Briefly the plan is to place the republic under a commission appointed by congress and to govern It, for a time, at least, just as the District of Columbia is governed. The commission would, in effect, be supreme and the republic would become LR absolutism—an oligarchy. There would be no representative machinery, no legislature, or council, no Elections, no electoral franchise. While It lasted, this would dispose of any doubts as to the capacity of the people to govern themselves. It would dispose of any questions as to the qualification's of voters and the political status of the imported Chinese laborer, and would postpone a decision of the question whether Japanese on the island and the native laborers should be permitted to' ^>te. It is not contended that such a system of government should be permanent, but it is proposed to tide over such time as shall be required for the American population to ncrease and the native inhabitants become familiar with our institutions and laws. In case the annexers in the senate fail to count up a two-thirds majority for the annexation treaty preparations are being made in the house committee' on foreign affairs to report a bill or concurrent resolution of annexation. The committee at its meeting appointed a sub-committee, one of • whose duties It •will be to prepare such a bill or resolution, and be ready to introudceit. should the treaty fail in the senate. This subcommittee consists of Chairman Hitt, Smith of Michigan and Dinsmore of Arkansas, all annexatlonists. Speaker Reed is coldly indiCTerent to annexation. In private conversation he sneeringly says: "Looks to me as though some one is leading us into deep water among the sharks." DEVIL'S OWN XT WORK Diabolical Deed of an Alleged Black Butcher on a Mississippi Farm. KOTHEE AOT) rOUBOHIIiDEEir DEAD One tittle Girl Also a Victim, but Bevive* j Enough to Put the Officer* on the Track '< of the Fiend VTho. It Goes Without Say- 1 inff, AVill Be Lynched if Caught—Dastard I at Philadelphia Murderer Uses Bullet, Fire and Knife. Wesson, Miss., Dec. 10.—One of the most atrocious murders on record in the south was committed Wednesday night in Simpson county, this state, twenty miles from here. Brown Smith, a farmer, and a. son of ex-Representative Edward Smith. left his family at his home in the country to go to town for shopping purposes, thinking of no possible danger for them. Yesterday morning when he returned he found his wife and five children weltering In their blood, and apparently all dead. An alarm was raised immediately and the COMMITTEJE OF THE HOUSED Constituted to Give the Junta at New York little Comfort Washington, Dec. 10.—Representative Adams, of Pennsylvania, who was yesterday named as chairman of the subcommittee on foreign affairs to' deal with Cuban questions, when asked as to his views on the Spanish-Cuban status, said: "We, in a friendly way, through our minister at Madrid, Mr. Woodford, suggested things which Spain should do, such as the speedy trial of American prisoners, a more humane way of conducting- the war, and a better treatment of the concen- trados. Those suggestions were made just before the fall of the last Spanish ministry. With the accession of the Sagasta cabinet these propositions received favorable recognition, and by the recall of Weyler, the freeing of every American citizen, the returning to their homes and the feeding of the con- ctntrados, Spain has carried out every friendly proposition of our government. She now promises a more liberal government to the Cubans, autonomous in character, and under such conditions the administration feels called upon to give the reforms on the part of Spain a fair trial. In fact under diplomatic usage our friendly offers having been accepted we must at least give the Spanish ministry a chance to carry out the reforms and await the result. Kepresentative Berry, of Kentucky, the Democratic member of the committee, favors immediate recognition of the belligerency of the Cubans. Representa- tiveHeatwole, the other member, would not be interviewed, saying he will investigate the subject and await further developments. LIBRARIAN S.POFFOBD VINDICATED. £stab- HAWAIIAN PROTEST PRESENTED, Contains 31,269 Names—The Problem of Governing the Inlands. Washington, Dec. 10.—Senator Hoar yesterday pres-entec a monster protest in the senate from native Hawaiians against the annexation of the Hawaiian islands to the t'nited States. The protest filled several hundred pages of foolscap paper, and was forwarded by Enoch Johnson and Lila K. Aholo, secretaries respectively of the Hawaiian Patriotic League and the Hawaiian Woman's Patriotic League, who made certificates that the signatures were all genuine. Of the 21.;69 signers 10,330 were women and 160 were foreigners. The petition was printed in both the English and Hawaiian languages, and -was very brief, merely protesting "against annexation to the United States in any shape or form." The presentation of the petition was witnessed by the native Hawaiians comprising the delegation now here to oppose annexation, who made their first visit to the Capitol yesterday. They those.-with whom tttfy conversed That Which Everybody Believed lished by Proof. Washington, Dec. 10.—An investigation now being made between the officials of the congressional library and the officials of the postoffice department promises to throw a great deal of light on the recent widely discussed shortage of former Librarian Ainsworth R. Spofford. An investigation by the treasury department about a year ago showed Librarian Spotford to be about $30,000 short in his accounts. Few people who knew him looked upon this at the time as anything more than an evidence of clerical negligence in his department. Now it appears that a large part, if not all, of this deficit—which Spofford promptly made good out of his own pocket—will be accounted for by a great batch of old money orders which the absentminded librarian forget to cash. A systematic search of the old library records has unearthed hundreds of old orders which the former librarian had put aside and apparently forgotten, ana more are coming to light every day. Just what the total sum will amount to has not yet been estimated, but it probably will come near wiping out the discrepancies in Spofford's accounts. Preceding in the Senate. Washington, Dec. 10.—The senate yesterday did a considerable amount of business, although no very important measures were considered or passed and there was very little debate. Gallinger, chairman of the committee on pensions,, called attention to the increasing demand for private pension legislation, and requested senators to be careful in the future to see that their bills for private pensions were meritorious before they were introduced. An hour was devoted to the consideration of private pension bills and forty-five were passed. Lodge had the immigration bill made th« unfinished business during 1 next Adjourned to Monday. entire neighborhood turned out to hunt for the pereptrator of the foul and oloody crime. There being to telegraph connections details of the murder come n slowly, but it Is reported that one of iie little girls, supposed at first to have been dead, has revived enough to tell what she knew of the occurrence. • She said she knows the man who committed the deed, that it was a negro, and described him. A posse is now on the track of the murderer, and there is great probability that he will be apprehended, and there can be but little doubt of him meeting speedy vengeance when caught, without waiting for the formality of a court. It is learned that Mrs. Smith and the other four children are dead. Sheriffs McNair," of Lincoln, and Thompson, of Copiah counties, have gone to the scene of the murder, each with a pack of trained bloodhounds. Diabolism at the Quaker City. Philadelphia, Dec. 10.—Antonio Tucci, an Italian, yesterday shot and probably fatally wounded G. Tompone, because of the rejection of his affections by Tompone's 19-year-old daughter Theresa. He followed this up by setting fire to the clothing of Tompone's little son Michael, and when an attempt was made to arest him he successfully held a squad of policemen and firemen at bay until he had twice fired his revolver at them and slightly wounded Policeman Simpson and a citizen named Sac- charrino. Finally driven into a corner he set fire to his room, and until securely handcuffed defended himself with a large knife. Tucci is about 45 years old. He lived with Tompone, and for a long time showed affection for Theresa. Wednesday he pleaded for her love and was rejected. Yesterday afternoon Tompone was workingin the yard when Tucci opened fire upon him. He put three bullets in Tompone's back, two in his legs and one in the head. The boy Michael saw the shooting and called for help. Tucci picked up an oil can, emptied its contents over Michael's coat and applied a match. Stands Off the Poliee and Firemen. The boy ran screaming into the street and an alarm of fire was sounded, while Tucci took refuge on the second floor of the house. The police and firemen attempted to dislodge him, but shots from his revolver held them back and forced them to return the fire. After a succession of attempts, during- which Tucci's ammunition became exhausted, he was driven to his room on the third floor. Before the police had decided to make an attempt to arrest him smoke was seen coming from the window. A rush was made for the place and the dsor was feu?at open. The carpets and bed wer* on fire, and behind this barricade of flames Tucci stood flourishing a dangerous looking knife. A determined rush was made On him and he was overpowered after a. desperate struggle, during which several of his captors were slightly scratched. Tom- pone is in a very critical condition, but his son was only slightly burned. ujral lukc* the fo«d pare. Abf olutely fur* •OVAL BAJOM! Fowac* CO., NCW YORK. supposed identification of the" body if from papers found in the dead man'* clothing. Governor Who Talks Plain Facto* Carson City, Nev. Dec. 10.—Governor Sadler, of Nevada, denounced the work of the mob at Gecna in lynchingr Adam Uber as an example of fiendish barbar—. ism. He says that upon proper applt- aation from the authorities of DouglM county fee will offer a reward for the apprehension of the leaders and accessories to the crime. BE THE SHERIFF NEXT, gtTKK. Ark tuna* Miners Whe Lynched » Cou»t»bl» Now Defy the State, Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 10.—The'report Is received here from Jenny Llnd, Sebastian county, that the miners at Bonanza have acknowledged their participation in the lynching of Constable Murray. It is said they have sent word! to Sebastian officers that ifthey..wanted to arrest any of their number to come down into the shafts of the mJriei and get all they want. They are well •up- plied with dynamite and It is known that their purpose is to blow up th« mine if an effort la made to apprehend them. The mine Is surrounded by a strong posse, the sheriff being in command. He says he will force the miners to capitulate even if he has to fire the mine. There are about 300 miners believed to have had a hand in the lynching and a frightful flow of-blood and loss of life are expected to follow the apprehension of the culprits. WHEAT GOES UP TO $1.09. "ChicBco Short* Squeezed," kit It I* Sal* •• 'Change. . Chicago, Dec. 10.—The scare was on in earnest in December• wheat yesterday morning. From $1.01 at opening the December price jumped to $L05 in fifteen minutes. At the same" time that tha December was climbing'," some myste- riuos buying orders for January wheat came to a. half-dozen houses from New York. At 11:30 a. m. the pric* was $1.0» and the shorts were being squeezed "to the queen's taste." .The 1 close was at $1.06. Milwaukee, Dec. 10.—There was A great jump in December wheat yesterday, the market opening at JLOOH and after jumping up and down like a jack rabbit, touched $1.08. There waa very little excitement here, the Milwaukee traders allownlg their friends In Chicago to do all the worrying and plunging 1 ." Howling was indulged in at every upward movement of December, but there was no occasion for fear at this end of the line. PLANNED A $10,000,000 ROBBERY, CASE OF MURDER OR ACCIDEIfT, According to an alleged secret report to President McKinley, 600,000 persons have died in Cuba since Jan. 1, 1S9T. But JCooks More tike Murder—Foot Spiked to the Tics. Chtcago, Dec. 10.—Evidence of a startling nature which indicates that murder has been committed somewhere between Chicago and Denver on the Chicago and Alton railroad, was found yesterday on top of the front trucks of the Pullman sleeping car Militades, shortly after its arrival in Chicago. It was, a human foot, apparently that-of a man, and a long, slender spike penetrated the large toe. The foot, which had been torn off above the ankle, was bare and mutilated. The ligaments, which had been torn from the upper portion of the limb and remained attached to the foot were twisted around the blood-stained trucks of the sleeper. The police believe that the man bad been tied to the railroad tracks, his foot spiked to the ties, and that he then had been left to meet certain death, under the train. On this theory inquiries are now being' made at every point on the road between Chicago and Denver. The spike, which was in the center of the great toe, is about five inches long and of the kind used in certain, parts of railroad construction where a delicate yet strong piece of metal is used to hold wood together. There is no blood on the engine, which railroad men say proves that the accident, or murder as the case may be, occurred west of Bloomington, as the change of engines is made at that point. Mexico, Mo., Dec. 10.—The mangled remains of a man supposed to te Sam H. ilayne, of Princeton, la., -were found near this city yesterday morning, strewn along- the Chicago and Alton railroad track. The remains were not discovered until after the train had passed. Tbe head would appear, to be that_oi.a maja-alxau 35 rears old Fact* Believed to Ancount for th« Tin o* Kills Inland. New York, Dec. 10.—Facts have been learned that suggest the possibility that ' the mysterious fire which deitroy*4 th» , immigrant, buildings on Elite IcUai * few months ago was started by tbicven, who bad carefully planned a Jlfl.OOO.WO ' robbery. Ten of the trunk HB«B leading ' to the west unite la milntalnag a rail-. v road offlca on the island which o*Btaln*,.' quanMtias of tickets. On the night of • the fire a. conservative MUmate would ' • plaae tha face v»lu* of the tiokctt Im th» Ellis Island office at 110,000,000. A. few days ago a ticket reading from , "Chicago to Kansas City" wa» received , from a passenger and afterward found ' to be one of the tickets supposed •ta have been burned. Now the railroad ol- ficlalg are asking how many other tickets out of the $10,000,000 worth are In existence. It )s deemed not impossible that the entire number was stolen. Elliott and Gilbert Sboot a ««. Chicago. Dec. 10.—J. A. R. Elliott, of Kansas City, and. Fred Gilbert, of Spirit •£. Lak«, la., shot to a tie in a match for J the Dupont trochy yesterday. Each dropped ninety-three birds. Elliott apparently bad the match, but lost a "flushed" bird at the ninety-fourth round. Jury Short Only On« Man* Chicago, Dec. 10.—Four new Juror* were secured in the Luetgert case yesterday. The jury now lacks but one man, and it Is expected that he will b« secured todajc... . . __ DRGEIMBEUR, A.^KCAT MOBTH. We all must have gome- tblDfto give forChrinmu Hauk on show you more, and at lew price too, Buy somo- that time. RlEir» and Watches bj the fcaadn* M 410 BroKSwmy. Dtamoods m •pacssMr. D. A. HAUK. Jeweler & OftUm bur nrtaf On* Vr **• ]

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