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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. &D YEAR. SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11. 1897 NO. :•*« "Watch Us Grow." 10440 Sq feet of Selling Space. The Greatest, The Grandest, The Biggest and The Best. Dry Goods Store in Northern Indiana will be ready for the public's inspection, the first of the coming week. In point of store service, equipment and elegance, it will rival any of the city stores. Wait to see it. The announcement of our GRAND OPENING will be made later. "WATCH US GROW." "WATCH US GROW. First of the Appropriations Goes Through the House Without Amendment. DISCUSSION TAXES A WIDE EAKGE. Broadway. Through to Wall Street. 308 Fourth, treet The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide your, self with a good Sewing Machine al 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 WHITSETT THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . . FOR THE Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR... Dyspt.psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. 8«r«iula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, Weak Back, Fever and Agme and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HEBB TEA €0. NEW YORK. Ohio Men Break Jn with w. Blast at the Civil Service Law and It Is Defended Again l>y Johnson—Dingley Predict* the End of Deficit- Xext Year and Saj-s That the Pension Bill Had Beached Its JIaxi- mum Four Ve^rs Ago. Washington, Dec. 11.—The house yesterday passed the pension appropriation bill without amendment, and adjourned till Monday. The amendments offered by the Democrats to correct alleged existing abuses were all ruled out on the point of order that they were new legislation. As passed the bill carried $141,263,880. The debate yesterday covered a wide range. It touched not only the question of our pension policy but that of civil service reform and the receipts and expenditures of the treasury under the Dingley law. On the latter question Dingley made a statement in which he expressed the opinion that the receipts would equal the expenditures before the close of the present fiscal year, and predicted a .surplus of $10.000,000 next year. The civil service lav." was savagely attacked by several members, notably by Brown (Rep.) of Ohio and Linney (Rep.) of North Carolina, and was warmly defended by Johnson (Rep.) Of Indiana. Just before the close of the session Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, attempted to secure unanimous consent for the passage of the bill to prohibit pelagic sealing by American citizens, but objection was made. It will under agreement be considered Monday. Begun by an Ohio Man Again, The assault on civil service reform was begun by Brown of Ohio, who styled the law an "abomination," and for doing so was loudly applauded. The soldiers looked upon the law as inimical to their interests, and the president was mistaken when he said the law has the approval of the people. Grosvenor said that so far as he was concerned he had enlisted for the war against the civil service law. Grosvenor then reviewed the records of the two parties on the pension legislation o" congress, figuring that in the aggregate 1.30-1 Republican votes were cast in congress for general pension legislation and but two against, while 412 Democratic votes had been in favor of such legislation and S16 votes fn opposition. % Sullivan of Mississippi spoke against the payment of pensions to those who were wealthy and did not need them. Johnson Replies to the Ohio Jlen, Johnson of Indiana, reiterated his statement of the other day that civil service reform was an essential principle of Republicanism. He referred to the declarations of state Republican conventions and read from the platforms adopted at Republican national conventions for twenty years, in support of his contention, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison and McKinley all stood for the law, and ihe president's last utterance in its favor had received the overwhelming approval of the Republican press of the country. Johnson declared that the enemies of the law dare not attack it openly. "Do you favor life tenure in office?" asked Pearson of North Carolina. Public Office a Public Trust. "I do in the civil service," replied Johnson, emphatically. "I believe that the offices are public trusts held by the people who deserve them; that they are not owned by politicians to be used for rewarding their friends. I believe any bright boy, no matter how humble in origin, who doesn't happen to have a political pull should be allowed to ihadeficit'lastyearfromrSSS.DOO.'DOOtoJlS.- OOO.uOO. Inasmuch as the importations were for consumption this year. Dingley contended that inequity that sum should be properly charged to the re- c eipts of the current year. If they were so charged, instead of a deficit there would be a surplus this year of $10,006,000. Dingiey figured out a surplus of exactly that amount ($10,000,000) for the earning fiscal year, and when he confidently predicted that the effect of the anticipatory revenues would all be overcome during the fiscal year, and that after May or June, 1S9S, the revenues would exceed the expenditures, the Republican Bide broke into repeated cheers. WHERE'S IHE STATE? Will It with This Full Notice Permit This Outrage on Law CAll, FOK A DEMNCKATIC CAUCUS. How the Party Stands on the Four Princi- ' pal Current Subjects. Washington, Dec. 11. — Chairman Richardson, of the Democratic caucus, yesterday issued the following call for a caucus: "A caucus of Democratic members and delegates of the house of representatives is hereby called to meet in the hall of the house on Tuesday evening- next, Dec. 14, 1S97, at 7:30 o'clock." The caucus -will consider the four subjects of Cuba, Hawaii, finance and bankruptcy, these subjects being specified in the call. As to the action oh these a primary general understanding his been reached among the Democratic} leaders. On the subject of Cuba the sijjntimefit is practically unanimous in"fit?vor of a resolution favoring the recognition of Cuban belligerency, and the caucus is likely to give expression to this sentiment. On financial questions the caucus probably will take a position against the several plans of financial reform recommended by Secretary Gage. There is no present purpose to consider the silver question, as that is not an issue in the legislation contemplated by the Republican majority. Opposition to the bankruptcy bill is also contemplated by the caucus. On the question of Hawaiian annexation it is stated by those who have canvassed the feeling on the Democratic side that it is practically unanimous against annexation, either by treaty or by legislation. Washington. Dec. 11.—Representative Pearson, of North Carolina, has secured esventy-twosignatures to the paper circulated among Republican members of congress for a conference relative to the civil service law. It was decided to hold the meeting in the rivers and harbors committee room and the following notice a\vs issued: "There will be a conference on Saturday evening, Dec, 11, in the rivers and harbors committee room of such Reupblican members as desire a modification o fthe civil service law, or a more honest enforcement of its provisions, or a more certain definition of the extent of its application." In speaking o fthe conference Pearson said it should be understood fhgfe quite a number of those members who signed the call were in favor a civil service idea. They felt' however, tha the principle itself was put at stake b; the present administration o fthe law H:i\raiiaiis Call on Senators. Washington, Dec. 11.—The delegation of Ha\vaiians \vhich is here in opposi tion to the annexation treaty called up on several senators at the Capitol yes terday to urge their views. The Ha waiians have attemptc-d no canvass o the senate, but say they have received considerable encouragement. Davis chairman of the committee on foreign relation, declines to divulge his plans but his friends in the senate say tha- he will be governed in his action largely by circumstances. and Order? 6AVAGE ATEOCTTT IS PEOMISED. Can Our Senate Really Be Bought? Washington, Dec. 11.—Friends of Hawaiian annexation are industriously spreading the report that the opposition to the treaty, which grew up like a mushroom during the summer vacation, is the result of potent financial arguments used by the sugar trust. McCoy's New European Hotel COR. CLARK AND VAN BUREh »r$. CHICAGO. FIRE PROOF. One block from C. R. I. A: IP. and I» S. * M. S. Railroad depot. Improvements costing $75,000.00 hive just been completed, and the house now offers eviry convenience to be found in any hotel, including hot and cold water, electric light and steam heat in every room. Rates 75 cents per day and upwards. First class restaurant in connection. WIUMM McCOY, Owitr art PIANOS Nothing More Acceptable as a Holiday Present 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 SteJmvay, A. B. Chase, Haze!ton. Sterling and Huntington PIANOS. Second-hand Squares, $ -5. npwanls. Secoml-luntl Uprights, 100. apwirds. $econil-h»iiil Grands. 150. upwards. Easy lilvmenls if desired. LYON, POTTER & CO. ttoinwiy Hall, 17 Van Buran St., Chic*«o, demonstrate his fitaess for office, and that the office should not be served to the son of some man who happens to control a few votes which can be used to shape the destiny of some mediocre candidate for office." [Great applause.] STATEMENT A>1> A PREDICTION. Way* and Cleans Chairman Takei a Hand in Revenue Elucidation. After a few other members had spoken briefly Dingley took the floor and gave a new interpretation of the estimated increase in pension exependl- tures, contending that the maximum was reached in 1S93, when the pension payments reached $159,006,000. In 1894 they were $141.000,000, in 1895 $141,000,000, in 1S96 139,000.000, and in 1S97 $141,000,000. If the expenditures for pensions during the next fiscal year should be $148,000,000, as has been estimated, the increase would not be due to new legislation but to more rapid administration of the present laws. It would, therefore, involve no additional expense in the end. The question as to the revenue and expenditures for the next fiscal year was a practical one which congress had to face. The statement of the secretary of the treasury had caused much misapprehension, owing to the fact that under a new provision of law he had been obliged to ir.clude in the estimates of expenditures $73,000.000 for public works which neither he. nor the secretary of war, nor any other well-informed person believed would be expended. Counting- this the estimated deficit would be $21,000,000. He violated no confidence when he said that the secretary of the treasury and the president were confident that the receipts next year would exceed the expenditures. Dingley said he took it for granted that congress wonld exercise reasonable economy. The estimated deficit for the present year, not counting the money obtained and to be obtained from Pacific railroads, was $28,000,000. The anticipatory importations had placed in the treasury before July J3S,- 100.000. .Tlio.se imDortatinaa bad Who Was Enthusiastic? Washington, Dec. 11. — Enthusiasism for a treaty of arbitration with England has been cooled by the course pursued by Great Britain and Canada in recent attempts at settling the sealing dispute. WAS PROBABLY AN ACCIDENT. Explanation of the Ghastly Find on the Chicago and Alton Train. Chicago, Dec. 11. — Information received by the Chicago and Alton railway officials yesterday leads them to believe that the human foot which was found on the brakebeam of a Pullman car- Thursday with a rusty nail driven through the great toe is part of the body of Samuel H. Mayne, of Spencer, Clay county, la. It Is believed that Mayne, was riding on thestruck, and losing his banlance his foot struck a fence, tearing off the shoe and stocking. Then when the board was knocked loose the spike was driven through his foot, which was carried to the brakebeam by the momentum of the train, while the body was strung along tlie track. Woman Was a Poor 3£arksiuan. Kewanee, Ille., Dec. 11.—Edward Hammers, a farmer living northwest of this city, was shot at seven times by a woman from whom he had been divorced. Hair.r£i?rs attempted to remove a mowing machine from the barn yard where his former wife lived, when she appeared and ordered him from tie place. Upon his failure to comply she drew a revolver and fired at him, but missed. Hammers then attempted to take the weapon away from her, but she fled to the porch and there shot sis more times at him. Nobody hurt. Combine in Hint Bottles. Pittsburg, Dec. 11.—The Commoner and Glass Worker says today: One of the closest organizations of American flint bottle manufacturers has been perfected, and will assume control of the flint bottle trade of the country within a week or two. Fully 95 per cent, of the flint bottle manufacturers of the country are in the new organization, which will be styled the American Flint Bottle Manufacturers' association, with head- ouarters very.arcbatHy_atJndiajaaj)olli. rutes To Be Burned to Death and Other Negroes Forced to Provide the Pine Knots—Also a -Clean-Up" of Black Citizens Scheduled—Doe* the Governor Approve ?—Train Thug bhot to Death, but Thre« Others Get A tray. Xew Orleans, Dec. 11.—A special to The Picayune from Wesson, Miss., dated yesterday, says: "Tour correspondent has just interviewed one of the most prominent men in this section. The accused negro, Charley Lewis, is being tried before Justice T. D. Holmes. He has given testimony implicating two other negroes—Will Powell and Andy Smith—who are now in custody. SJy informant is positive that the negroeswill not be lynched tonight, but that the recent lynching at Monroe will be imitated —making it public, and every negro will be made to carry pine konts to burn the others. The trial is being conducted in a lawful manner, and the committee has charge of the prisoners and will not permit them to be sent to any jail. It is believed that a general clean-up win be made in that section of the country and that a number of negroes will be lynched." Particulars of the Diabolism. Wesson, Miss., Dec. 11. — Full particulars of the fiendish murder of almost the entire family of Brown Smith, show that the members were brutally killed with a club In the hands of Chas. Lewis, a negro. Smith was working at a gin a few miles from his home, which is situated about two and a half miles from Pearl river, on the east bank in Lawrence county and in a wild country. The house is off the main road, and no white family lives within two miles of it, although several negro families live near. It was one of these negroes who on Wednesday, some time between noon and darkness, crept up to Smith's house and most brutally assaulted Jlrs. Smith, then brained her with a club, and to forever hide his crime began on the six children, only sparing a babe, which lie left untouched. He Left One Alive by Mistake. The fiend's work was not done as well as he thought, for one of the children, a little girl 5 years of age, regained consciousness, and when her father entered after his day's work she told him the name of the brute. The murdered mother and four children were found dead and dying in the yard, showing how they had struggled to escape. The father and husband immediately sounded the alarm and a posse was organized and late Thursday afternoon the negro was captured and taken back to the scene of his crime, where he was fully J^ntified by the little girl. TOO MUCH GOOD LEAD WASTED Roy«l m*kn tbc 1*od pmn. POWDER Absolutely Air* feOYAL &AX1NC MWD5H CO., HEW VOMC. CAN THESE THINGS BE TRUEt So For Only One Dead Thug—Hold-Up Baffled in Kew .Mexico. Deming, N. M.. Dec. Jl.—In an attempt to hold up the west-bound Southern Pacific passenger train at Stein's Pass, ninety miles west of this place, at 9 o'clock Thursday night "Sandy Collins" was shot and killed by Express Guard Jennings. Previous to the arrival of the train four bandits rode into the station and held up and robbed Agent St. John and Section Foreman McMullen, and at the same time cut all the wires,, so that no warning could be given. When the train pulled into the station the robbers attacked the express car and ordered Messenger Adair to surrender. In the car were Express Guards Thatcher and Jennings, and when the leader of the robers was shot in the head and instantly killed by Jennings the other robbers at once mounted their horses and fled. The body of tlfe dead bandit was taken to Tucson. The railroad company has been expecting trouble and had been employing extra guards for weeks pant. Officers are in pursuit of the remaining members of the gang. The name of the dead robber has been ascertained to be "Sandy" Collins. Collins until recently has been employed as a cowboy in the San Simon vaJIey ranges in eastern Arizona, and ni» companions, instead of being the "Black Jack" gang, as originally supposed, are now known to have been a band of cowboys organized for the single purpose of robbery, which was attempted. The United States marshal and a posse were in the immediate vicinity of Stein's Pass Thursday pursuing- the "Black Jack" gang, and they were at once' notified and started in pursuit. The chances for the capture of the remaining three robbers is therefore good. The robbers Thursday night did not even succeed In gaining- an entrance to the car. When they attacked the train •Ixpress Messenger Adair and the two guards. Jennings and Thatcher, opened fire and the fusillade was on. When 'ollins got in good range he was shot dead instantly, whereupon the others fled. But little money was secured 'rom the station agent and section foreman. The original "Black Jack" gang are still thought to be in hiding in their retreat in the Sierra Ifadres in Old Mexico. Much Cry Out of J,Jttl« Wool. New York. Dec. 11.—It was learned yesterday that one of the biggest rob- >eries in the history of the New York postoffice occurred on Nov. 9. The amount involved is said to be in the neighborhood of $100.000, and -was taken rom registered letters in the railway mail service. !Later.—The Herald says: "Inspector ewis. when seen in Jersey City, said be total loss while not known exactly would be less than $300. Another «ald JLOOO frould corer everything. Are the Fair Creatures Thi-y Are Represented? Chicago, Dec. 11.— Talking of the proposed legislation to deprive young widows of *ged soldiers of pension right*. Pension Agent Anderson said yesterday: "There are 17,000 veterans' widow* drawing pensions from the Chicago office.:, These pensions average about tt a month each. Most of the veteran* who have succumbed to cupid in the last few years are said to have been Inmates of soldiers' homes. The officers of the National Soldiers' Home at Milwaukee say that during the last two years a large percentage of the inmate* have married young women. "After his marriage the veteran remains at the home and turns over his quarterly $24 to his young wife on the outside, as the law forbids a veteran's wife to live at the home. Those in charge of the home say that these women come to the home and induce the old men by their flatteries to marry them, and the officers say that it ia always the older inmates who succumb to these matrimonial spiders first. The decrepit and feeble are ready listeners to the women's importunities and are easily caught in the net." QUIETER THAN DURING LAST WEEK, Trade Is Reported : Result of Mild Weather — Staples Advanced in Price. New York, Dec. 11. — Bradstreef* says: Mild weather throughout most of the country has interfered to some extent with the distribution of winter-weight clothing and other seasonable goods, and trade from first hands is quieter even than last week. Jobbers and retailers, however, report a steadily increasing and In some regions very active business in holiday goods, groceries and kindred products. The price situation is one of sustained and even aggressive strength. Wheat Is higher, partly on improved statistical position, but largely in sympathy with the Chicago squeeze, which has advanced prices 15 cents per bushel in that wheat market within a week. All other cereals have sympathized with wheat, and coffee, copper, cotton, dairy products, leaf tobacco and raw sugar aj-e also among the prominent staple* which have been enhanced in value. There are S92 business failures reported throughout the United States this week, as opposed 250 last week, 381 in the week a year ago, 313 in 1895 and 383 in 1S94. What Will the Harvest B«? Chicago. Dec, 11.—Lizzie Staleyforone long minute yesterday morning trembled between the jail, with its miseries, and marriage, with its rose-tinted promises. It was her wedding day, but she was a prisoner and a self-confessed thief. The man who loved her, Henry Dogge, declared that if the yougn -woman was sent to jail he would never marry her. If she was freed he would marry her OB the spot. The Justice acquitted the self-confessed thief and married her to Dogge. Wealthy Farmer 8andl>aa*«d. Ludington, Mich., Dec. 11-^John Judge, a wealthy farmer of Magon county, wet* sandbagged in this city -while taking his horses from a shed, and robbed "of J260. The affair took place early In tl»e evening and in the immediate vicinity of several business houses. Judge doe* not know who struck him and as yet no clue of the assailants has been discovered. G«n. Han-lAon En Boot* Home. New York, Dec. 11.—Ex-President Benjamin Harrison left this city yes- fawday for his home in Indianapolis. OiQoat Homeopath Doctor Dead. Springfield, Ills.. Dec. 11.—Dr. Charles P. KuechJer, a prominent physician, died yesterday afternoon at his home in this city, aged 75 years. Dr. Kuechler was the earliest homeopathic physician in Illinois, settling here in 1846. Dividend by Northern Pacific. New York. Dec. 11.—The Northern Pacific railway directors have ordered a, dividend to be paid Jan. 15, 1898, to the holders ot record of the preferred stack at the closing of the transfer books on Dec. 2J, 16S7. .. DRORMBEJR, MOKTH. Weallmnat bsve aome- thiupto giv» forChrtfftmai Hauk cmn show you more, and M k« price too, than anybody Bay Trill Iut» me time. 410 Broadway. by th« handrrtM Diuuood* » tfpMialtr. 0. A. HAUK. Jeweler ft Opdcte

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