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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. ""•-' 51 YEAR. TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14. 1897 MO. "Meet me Under the Sky Light." 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 oi the city stores. Wait to see it. The announcement of our GRAND OPENING will be made later. "WATCH US GROW." "WATCH US GROW. "Your Store" will be The Christmas Store. Elements in the House Which Are Opposed to the Civil Service Law. 01TE TCOULD EODITY TEE STATUTE. Broadway. Through to Wall Street. 306 Fourtl^Street Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC These Flours arc the Purest and of Highest Grade on the Market. THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . I'm making: Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. H- G. Sticker, Tailor, 41fe and Broadway. Annual Gas Rates A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselyea of the Annual Rate, commencing December 1st ,can do so by calling at the office and arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Valley Gas Co. a thoroughly up-to-date periodical for women, will enter upon its thtrty-hrit volume in iix>S. During the yc.ii 1 it will be as heretofore A MIRROR OF FASHION Paris and New York !-„,..>,.•„„,- rasnmns _ A Colored Fashion Each issue will contain carefully prepared drawing of the advance fashions of Paris and New York. Once i month the BAZAR will issue, free, a colored Supatement | fashion supplement. Cut paper paneras ^ , of certain gcnvns in each number mil be Cut Paper Patterns ; made a f$uu«. These will be sold in Tlie Other Smash It to Flimiei-H—Movers ill the Mutter Trying to A^ree on a Lino of Attack — Wlmt tin; Motiil'yers Want— I'rosrrerts of K»ciprocity—Neither House of Cor.Rress Dtxrii Much Work—Jordan Oppose* ICxterm illation of the Seals. Washington, Dec. 14.—The outlook for changing the civil service law is being actively canvassed arr.ong- Republican members of the house as a result of the conference held Saturday night. The members of the special committee having the matter in charge are"trying to so shape a bill that it will command the support of a number of divergent elements. One of these is the Democratic minority which, combined with the Republicans opposed to the present law, would be strong enough to carry a bill. But in canvassing the situation it has been found that Democratic members would favor a complete repeal of the law, but would oppose anything short of a repeal. As the -Republican movement is not toward complete repeal, but rather for modification of the law there appears to be no basis by which the anti-civil service reformers of both parties can unite. It is claimed, however, that a modification bill will receive the votes of two-thirds of the Republican members, and will have a good chance of passing the senate and receiving the president's signature. Modifications That Are Wanted. Pearson of North Carolina, who inaugurated the movement and is a member of the special committee, says the essential modifications of the law likely to be considered by the committee are as follows: Excluding from the operations of the lavs- cases in which one government officer is responsible for the acts of his subordinate, as deputy collectors of revenue; examination of those already covered into the classified service without examination, so as to put them on a footing with new applicants; change of examinations so as to make them more practical and less theoretical; distinct provision against life tenure and for a stated term of sen-ice; affirmation Of the right of heads of departments to remove, reduce or promote in the interest of the public; a limitation of the law to specific departments, bureaus, etc., and an exclusion of those not enumerated. Another Point That. Is to Figure. .j Another point that will materially figure in the discussion of the subject is th? I>-nERITAXCE TAX LITIGATIOX. enlargment of the functions of the civil service commission. The opponents of the commission assert that the original law was never intended to apply to tenure of office and removals and that the commission growing from a corps of three commissioners and several clerks to a large institution has arrogated to itself not only the rank of a department, but the power of dictating to h?ads of departments what action they will take and further to employ attorneys to make pleadings as in the Virginia collector of internal revenue case. An attempt will be made to define the exact functions of the commission. Gen. Harrison to Fijrht tlie Illinois Law i» the Supreme Court. Washington, Dec. 14.—Attorney General Akin, of Illinois, will have ex-President Harrison as an opponent in the inheritance tax cases which come before the United States supreme court next month. Akin is in Washington examining the records filed with the court. He ••-vpprts to put in several days studying sh* briefs filed by the lawyers employed to attack the constitutionality of the inheritance tax law. There are now three cases pending in the United States supreme court. All resulted from the efforts of the Cook county officials to collect the Inheritance tax from Chicago estates. These cases involve the estates of the late Mr. Sawyer. John B. Drake and General Joseph Torrence. The case will be hard fought. The emergency appropriation, which was included in Governor Tanner's call for a special session of the Illinois legislature, is for the expense of covering tb_e costs to the state of trying these suits. Akin professes confidence that the supreme court will sustain the constitutionality of the law. Jordan Opposed to Seal Extermination. Washington, Dec. 14.—Professor David Starr Jordan, president of Stanford university, the government's leading expert in the seal negotiations, in a report takes a strong position against the extermination of the seals by the United States, if Great Britain won't consent to further restrictions. He says extermination would be impossible and would be a confession of impotence unworthy of a cilivizedeyqi"NSyotosy unworthw of a civilized nation. Wants a Check on Criminal Cases. Washington, Dec. 14.—Senator Perkins, of California, has introduced a bill to amend the paragraph of the revised statutes relating to the appeal on habeas corpus of criminal cases to the supreme court of the United States. The object is to do away with numerous appeals by attorneys of prisoners made with the sole view of gaining- time. Konds for Letter Carriers. Washington, Dec. 14. — Postmaster General Gray has amended the regulations so as to require that after April 1 next the bond supplied by Setter carriers for the faithful performance of duties shall be supplied by surety companies. Private bonds are often found to be worthless. Dividends in National Bank Cases. Washington, Dec. 14. — The comptroller of the currency has declared dividends in favor of the creditors v'l insolvent banks as follows: Keystone National bank. West Superior, Wis., 7 per cent.; First National bank, Niagara Falls, N. Y., 10 per cent. >*ice Cool Snap lor Somebody. -Washing-ton, Dec. 14.—One of th; Interesting items in the agricultural ap- LABOR FEDERATION. Its National Assembly Is Now in Session at the Capital of Tennessee. c-d rapid and unauthorized'"' ^'opriatlon bill is a provision for $10,- CONGRESS DOES BUT LITTLE WORK. nfforn attern conncctioh with each issue at a uniform Willuja Black price Thc BAJAK wil , llso pub , isb bi , I weekly, free, an outline pattern sheet. Sheet LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES Twofimousauthorswillcontributelom; WILD EELEN serial storiesto the BAZAR in iSqS. The s f iriLLIjl.v SLACK first dials with Scotch and Continental — - — ,- CT> T a T-»V scenes, the second is a story °f " young KAGGt.!) l^AUK girl, versatile, and typically American. Mary E. Wilkins Katharine DC Forest Octave Thanct H. P. Spofford M. S. Briscoe W, D. S_Y li: D. HOIl-ELLS These and a score of other equally prominent writers will contribute short stories to the BAJAR in iSoS, making the pap" especially rich in fiction. DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES OUR PARIS LETTER THE LONDON LETTER Ky KJTXJKKE DE FOREST £•, Jin. fOGLTXSr BfCfLOIf CLUB WOMEN HUMOR £j .V.iRGJZfr H. ir£LCX Sr JOfl.V K£.\-DKJ&: S.J.VCS There will be a series of Articles on Etiquette, Music, the Voice, Art, the Play, "\Vomen and Men, Leaders among Women, Gardening, Housekeeping, Life and Health, Indoor Deculs. etc. lOc. « Copy (Send for Free Prospectus) Sub., $4 a Year Pxta^tfrtf at the Uxiled StoUs, Cuu<£z, axd -Ifc .riv. Address HARPER A BROTHERS. Publishers. New York City Mary E. wakias House Doe& No Public Business at All, but Derides a .Dispute. Washington, Dec. 14.—Lodge made an effort in the senate yesterday to secure an immediate vote upon his immigration bill, which is substantially the =ajne measure that was passed by the Fifty-fourth congress and vetoed by President Cleveland. After a brief debate it was suggested that the final vote on the amendments and the bill be taken Jan. IT. at 3 p. m. This suggestion was accepted by Lodge and tho order for a vote at that time was made. The bill giving- the right to make second homestead entries was passed. Buter spoke for a savings bank system. Wilson of Washington presented a resolution directing the civil service commission to transmit to the senate a statement by fiscal years since 1S90, showing the total number of persons examined, the total number passed, the otal number appointed, lu the several branches of the government service,and he total number of persons on the 'ligible lists of the several branches of he civil service at the beginning oi each of those fiscal years. The resolu- ion was agreed to. Excepting the reporting of the legis- ative, executive and judicial appropria- ion bill the house did no public business. In both houses the chaplains re- erred in thi-ir invocations to the death of Mrs. MtKinley. Th»re was. however, some entertainment for the galleries in a personal dispute between Hepburn of Iowa and S'orton of Ohio over a correction of the congressional record which involved a enewal of a controversy that occurred between the two gentlemen during the debate on the pension appropriation bill last week- over the word "most" or "many" in reference to soldiers on the pension roil. T: was claimed that "mosi" was used, but the speech when printed was changed to "many." Norton insisted that the use of the word "many" placed him in a false light. After a debate which consumed more than two hours the house on a rising vote—136 to 121—sustained Hepburn's motion to make the permanent record show that Norton's speech contained the word "most," in accordance with the stenographers' report. It was a party vote with the exception of Fleming (Dem.) of Georgia, who voted with the Republicans. The Populists voted with the Democrats, The village board of^Montello, Wls^ has passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of slot machines bjr minors. 000 for an agricultural experiment station, in Alaska. Legislative Bill Carries $31,562,425. Washington. Dec. It.—The legislative, executive and judicial bill as reported to the house carries a total of $21,562,42.1, being STSO.S61 less than the estimates. ECKELS ON CURRENCY REFORM. Thinks tlie President's Recommendation Very Good So I';ir a*» They Go. St. Louis, Dec. 14.—Comptroller of the Currency Eckels, when asked if he agreed with the recommendations as to currency made by President McKinley in his recent message to congress, said: "I think they are very good so far as they go.- He does not go far enough, in my opinion, when he says certain things ought to be done, if possible. Things that ought to be done should be done, and especially when they so vitally touch the country's business life. The president admits that the $346,000,000 greenbacks and $12.000,000 Sherman le- Sral tenders should be taken up and wouid. I dare say, like to see it done; but it is a conditional problem -with him. Those notes are simply a debt and the only way to get rid of a debt is to pay it." "How would you pay such a vast sum at one time?" "I would issue long -term 2% per cent, gold bonds and call those tenders in. The-, these issues could be made gold certifloates." "Will congress take any decisive action on the currency question?" ••Sentiment in favor of its doing- so Is growing: at Washing-ton, and I think the result will be some kind of action along the line of the president's suggestions." "Will the.Dingley bill produce enough revenue to pay current expenses?" "All tariff bills are problematical. So far the bill has not been the success predicted for it. but as times improve the revenues will increase and it may produce better results." Proposed Missionary Conference. Boston, Dec. 14. — A letter from a committee representing the Foreign Missionary Societies of America, addressed to the secretaries of the Protestant Foreign Missionary Societies of Great Britain and the continent of Europe, soliciting an expression of their views as to the desirability of convening an ecumenical foreign missionary conference (similar in aim and character to the worm's missionary conference at London in 1SSO) in the city of Xew Tork in April. 1900, and their readiness to co-operate in such a conference has met with a general and favorable response. Beet Sugar Company for Michigan. Lansing-, Mich., Dec. 14.—Articles o£ association of the Michigan Sugar company, of Bay City, have been filed -with the secretary of state. This \a the first company to organize in the state for title manufacture of beet sugar azid it is the result of careful and extended Investigation on the part of the projectors. The Incorporators comprise many of the most prominent and wealthy business men of Bay City, Thomas Cranage being president and Spencer O. Fisher vice president „._ , -. _- •- G3MPESS TFET.mras HIS ADDEESS. Shorter Hours the Most Important Movement Now Being; Pushed by Organized l^tbor—Some Advantages of tlie System Aunounefrd—How to Gee Around a Court Boycott Decision—Situation in tlie Fall lUver Jlills—Bi~ Cut in Wages. Xashville, Tenn., Dec. 14.—President Gompers read his annual report yesterday to the convention of the American Federation of Labor, and it was the feature of the day's session although there was nothing sensational in it. He said in part: "There is a world of injustice to eradicate; there is a universe filled with wails of sorrow and grief awaiting the hosts of intelligent, progressive and aggressive organized workers to never falter in the contest for alleviation and emancipation. Keeping the goal of our movement as our guilding star, organizing, federating, agitating-, educating and contesting on every field yielding fruitful results we shall, as the hours of the day, advance from the deepest gloom to the full midday glory of light—the light of hope, happiness and humanity. * • * With the invention of new machines and the application of new forces, the division and sub-division of labor, many workers who have been employed at skilled trades find themselves with their occupation gone. Movement for Shorter Hour*. "The movement to reduce the hours of labor is always one which commands the first attention of organized labor. The daily Improvements in machinery, * * * the improvement in the tools of labor, the division and sub-division of labor and the intense desire of the employing class to utilize machines to their fullest possible extent, must of necessity, unless met by another counteracting influence, tend to supplant la}>or and throw numbers of our fellow workers out of employment. This counteracting influence is logically and of •necessity, the reduction in the hours of labor so that the evil of long hours of labor on the one hand and a lack of employment on the other, may both be remedied at one and the same time. Purpose of the IVIovemeut- "It is not the diminution of the productive power of labor which prompts our course; it is to give greater leisure and larger opportunities to those who are employed, making of all a greater consumptive power, thus giving an impetus to and creating the opportunities for employment of those who are now vainly seeing it. We hold that no condition is satisfactory nor any solution complete which fails to eliminate the curse and the degrading influences of non-employment, and so long as this evil shall be with us our best efforts will be concentrated to the reduction of the hours of labor of all until the desired end is attained. Would JUod(;e a Boycott Decision. "Recently one of the branches of the federal courts decided by a majority vote that the boycott Is illegal. * * * wherever a court shall issue an injunction restraining any of our fellow workers from placing a concern hostile to labor's interest on our unfair list, the suggestion is made that upon any letter or circular issued upon a matter of this character, after stating the name of the: unfair firm and the grievance complained of, the words 'We have been enjoined by the courts from boycotting tms concern' couia be added with advantage.'" Large Increase in Membership. Gompers touched upon laws restraining the injunction, immigration, postal savings banks (which he favored as well as postal telegra.phs) and other subjects of interest to organized labor. Secretary Morrison reported an increase in membership of 34,280 and recommended an increase of the per capita tax. Gompers announced the committees. The credentials committee reported ninety delegates present. 1LABOR TROUBLES IN" THE MLLfcS. Rcryal ouke* the food para. POWDER Absolutely Pur* «OY«- ftAiQNC. POWDER CO.. MCWYOM. union, nas received a vehement fron Robert Howard, of Boston, former secretary of the union, in which he says: "In reading- over the names ot the committee of the manufacturers who are to draft the details of the cut-down and decide how it is to be Inflicted. I notic* seven names of agents amongr them whose combined salaries amount to $50,000 a year, or nearly $1.000 a. week. A reliction Of lo per cent, in tDese '«ai- aries would be equivamt to a Teductlon of 125 weavers at $S per week. I believe it would be a wise and proper cour»« to pursue to call a national convention inmmediately." BRYAN RECEIVED WITH CHEERS, Reductions That Will Be Made In Fail River Operatives' Wage*. Fall River, Mass., Dec. 14.—It to learned that the manufacturers' committee which has charge of the details of the pending reduction of wages of mill operatives will recommend that the salaries of the treasurers be reduced in the same proportion as the wages of the employes, and each member of the committee has agreed to bring- about this reduction in the administrative cost in his own mill. The committee also decided that all overseers and others not usually included in cut-downs should come under the order. The ratio for weaving- a. cut of print cloth -will be reduced from 18 to 16 cents, and in departments where the least pay is received the full cut of 11 per cent, will not be made. The committee also agreed that a cut of 10 per cent, was as much as the operatives could bear. In view of the curtailment o£ the productions of Fall River mills during the past year. Notices of the reductions will be posted in the mills today or tomorrow, but the details of the new schedule will not be given out until a day or two later. If the operatives ask for a conference the committee wfll recommend that it be granted, but an address—as was talked of at first—w!E not be, prepared unless something: new should develop to call for it. The committee is unanimously in favor of including everybody connected with the mills in the reduction, and also in opposing a strike ir. every way possible; since, if the mills should be closed, competitors would obtain a great advantage. fiecretJtrr P'JBonneU, gj the «Pifiaers' Has a Grand Welcome at the Capitmt of th* Mexican Republic. City of Mexico, Dec. 14.—William J. Bryan and party arrived here over th* Mexican National railway from Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico at S:30 last night, and a great crowd of Americans and Mexicans was awaiting the arrival of the distinguished political leader. Colonel Garcia, of President Diaz' staff, in full uniform; greeted and welcomed Bryan In the name of the chief magistrate and escorted him to the president's private carriage. The famous Twenty-seventh regiment was stationed on the platform. Enthusiasm was great among the many Americans present, and cheers and tigers for Bryan rent the air and loud oa.lls were made for a speech, but he refused to talk, and again he was cheered, Mrs. Bryan coming in for her share of the applause. Nothing like last night's demonstration has ever been seen here. President Dia,z has given orders that Bryan shall be considered as a specially honored guest. Hungary Working for Independence. Buda, Pest. Dec. 14.—Francis Kossuth, leader of tr<? party advocating the independence of Hungary, has declared in the course of an interview here that his party wishes economic separation from Austria- as a lever to obtain political 1 ' independence. "We want," he said, "a separate army and separate finance. The king of Hungary would be emperor of Austria as a sort of supplementary occupation. Vienna is already a suburb of Buda Pest, and in time Austria will become a. conglomeration of provinces attached to Hungary." Started the Fire with Coal OIL Bradford, Pa., Dec. 14.—At Augu*tlne, a small lumbering- town near the line between Warren and Elk counties, yesterday three children were burned to death. Mrs. John Frederick, a resident of the place, arose about 5 o'clock to start the kitchen fire. She used kerosene oil. The house and Its content* were destroyed and three children burned to death. Mrs. Frederick rescued an infant which was so badly burned that it may die. The woman heraett was seriously burned. World Sympathlzei with the Prwidcnb Canton, O., Dec. 14.—President Fa.ure, of France; the American ambassadors abroad and United States consuls; the ambassadors of other countries «ta/- tioned at Washing-ton; governors of states, judges. United States senators, representatives and other public officials; Grand Army posti, and friend* by the thousand from all parts of the civilized world have sent expressions of • their sympathy to the home of the departed mother of the president of the United States. Ulinoid Sow* L*»» Wheat. Springfield. His., Dec. 14.—Reports to the state board of agriculture of date Dec. 1, show one of the smaMest area* of winter wheat ever sowed in the state, the total acreage seeded being 1 estimated at 1.483,300 acres, a deficiency of 414,000 acres, or 12 per cent., compared with last year's acreage. Tha area devoted to corn this year -was 7,051.500 acres, the largest since 1886, the total yield being- 239,350,000 bushels. Blizzard in Kansas: "Worst Ever," Ktc, Topeka, Kan., Dec. 14.—Dispatches from five towns in western Kansas state that all that section of the country is tn hte path of the worst blizzard ever experienced for years. Hundreds of thousands of head of cattle are being -wintered over on the prairies and are without shelter ac.d many without food. DRORMBELR, A t.-BBAT MOSTH We all must have gome- thineto give forChriftmu Hauk ecu ihow you more, and mt tew price too. 3ny •ome- tiunr tbmt t* life Rtenand'WitcbM'brtiM 410 Broadwsy. Diamond* a uppity. D. A. HAUK. Jewder & Optkfea

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