THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16. JS«7 NO. 'MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT' With a Marked degree of pride we cordially invite you and vour friends to attend our GRAND OPENING TOXIGHT. Our store will be beautifully attired in Holiday Display; and we modestly assure you it will 'repay you to accept our invitation. You will gam many pointers on that evening which will greatly aid you in making your Christmas list. Our buyers have been working for the past four months to excel any of our previous efforts to show the most complete line of Novelties for Christmas Gifts We shall give a Special Opening tomorrow (Friday) afternoon for those who cannot be present tonight, when we will offer souvenits in the shape of extremely low prices The Elite Mandolin Orchestra has been engaged for the evening and afternoon. '(We will open the doors on Thursday evening at 7:30 for the benefit of the patrons of the Lackaye performance at the opera house. Broadway. 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There will be a series of armies oc THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE EUROPE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ART AND THE DRAMA ARMIES AND NAVIES STUDIES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AMERICAN CHARACTER SKETCHES Pastaftfree if all ai&scrtirrt in tAt Ur.iltd S.'zifi. Canada, axl Mexico. Silk. 14 « y»«r- A<Wr«« HARPER * BROTHERS,Pub's, N. Y. City. Send for fre* prospectus LEXOW COMMITTEE FOR CHICAGO. State Senator Wants One Appointed—Some Tax Bills Introduced. Springfield, Ills.. Dec. 16.—Senator Aspinwall precipitated a heated debate in the senate yesterday by moving that iae senate resolve Itself into a committee 0-. the whole for thf> purpose of discussing the bills now in the revenue committee. The motion was made just as the senate was on the point of adjourning after a five-minute session. The motion lengthened the session a few minutes, but did not carry and Dunlap invited the senators to mee.t with the revenue committee. Adjourned. Lundin introduced a resolution calling for the appointment of a Lexow committee to investigate the Chicago police force. La Monte introduced a bill in the house for the taxation of grain in elevators, warehouses and storage houses, and all elevator.warehouse or storage house certificates calling for grain or showing that any person is entitled to have delivered to him. her or it, any such grain. None introduced a bill abolishing the state board of equalization and creating a state board of tax commissioners; also, a bill taxing foreign corporations. The Republican joint caucus adopted a resolution to the effect that the special session shall not adjourn sine die until it has acted upon the questions of revenue, senatorial apportionment and primary elections. Regarding Republican absentees a resolution was adopted that the steering committee shall require the attendance of all absent members, not later than Tuesday next. THAT COMBINE IN PORCELAIN. 'Will Probably EC a Fact Accomplished by tlie 1st of Junuary. New York. Dec, 16.—The truth of the report received from St. Louis yesterday that the principal stamping- companies and porcelain and Japanned ware companies in this country are to be consolidated is admitted by the officials of the large companies in this city Details of the consolidation have not been completed. As they relate to matters of minor importance it is more than probable that the consolidation is to be completed before Jan. 1. The Ironclad Manufacturing company, Of this city, is lupntioned as being in the combine, but the officers declined to either admit or deny the truth of the report. The capital involved is $10,000.000. An official of a stamping company said the reason for the consolidation was the ruinous competition that is now going on for trade. New York, Dec. 16.—The Commercial- Advertiser says: The much-discussed consolidation i.f the three biscuit and cracker companies, the result of thesnc- cessful attempt of the American Biscuit company to cut into the New York business of the New York Biscuit company, has been effected. An official of the New York Biscuit company admitted it yesterday, and his words were corroborated by an official of the American company. One of til*- Oldest p«n*ioner>. Niles, Mich.. Dec. 16.—Mrs. Elizabeth Babcock, of M^ndon. Tuesday celebrated her 100th birthday. Mr?. Babcock is the relict of Major Stephen Babcock. who served in the war of the revolution, and she is one of the few- pensioners of the war of independence. She enjoys good health. Man Tnder the Bed Tliii, Time. Kansas City, Dec. 16.—Tyler M.GJbbs, of Wayland, N Y.. son of a wealthy merchant in that town, who has been stopping at the Midland hotel for several days, was fined $100 in the police court yesterday for a, bold attempt to rob Edward Austin, a mining broker who lives at the Midland. Gibbs was discovered under the bed in Austin's room late Tuesday night before he had accomplished his purpose, and was arrested. He made no defense ^whatever When arraigned*.. __. States That the British Lion Is Holding the American Eagle Off Cuba. KEW FEATUEE IN" THE DHTICITLTY. Senator Wonld Kill All the Seals and Tliu« End All Dispute on That Head—Civil Servk-e Reform Comes Up in Both Houses —Kepresentatives Make a Cyclonic Cut of Clerks in the Pension Office—New Danger Sceutetl in Pension?*. Washington. Dec. 161.—Proceedings of the senate were enlivened yesterday by an interesting debate upon the bill presented by the foreign relations committee providing for the prohibition of pelagic sealing by Americans. The provisions of the measure were explained by Davis, chairman of the foreign relations committee, who said that it was in aid of negotiations now pending among the representatives of the governments of the United States. Great Britain. Russia and Japan. Pettigrew sharply antagonized the measure, saying that this country had already suffered more than enough humiliation on account of the seal business, and that he favored the settlement of the question by killing all of the seals as they appeared at the rockeries of the Pri- bylof island?, if by the 1st of June next Great Britain also had not agreed to the prohibition of pelagic sealing. He offered an amendment to that effect, but it was defeated. The bill was passed by a vote of 37 to 141. Drops Into Some Other Questions. During the debate Pettigrew said the Cnited States had been trying for four years to secure an agreement with England for the protection of the seals and had failed, England refusing to even enter upon the negotiations. "For one," he continued. "I am tired of waiting upon England in this as In other matters. It is humiliating that we should be compelled to do so hot only in the fur seal, but in Cuban and financial questions, hesitating to declare our independence because of England's possible opposition. The only interest England has in protecting the Spanish interest in Cuba is that implied in the fact that Lombard street holds the Spanish bonds. This being the case we can do nothing for suffering Cuba unless Great Britain is willing. So it is in financial matters, and thus it happens that we must send a commission to fawn at the feet of the "nook nosed Jews of London to ascertain whether they are willing that we should do thus and so in the matter of our own finances." Money Saved by Civil Service Iteforro. -When the bill to. provide for taking the national census came up Lodge said he was aware that at the present time it was not fashionable to say anything in support of the civil service law. but that it was considered rather better form to attack the administration of the law. He said that he had always been and was now a friend of the civil service law, President .Cleveland had at the close of his administration made an enormous extension of the classified service, placing about 40,000 persons without examination under its protection. It was satisfactory to note that President McKinley had bravely and courageously dealt with, the question at the beginning of his administration. Lodge read extracts from a letter from the Hon. Carroll D. Wright, chief of the labor bureau, in which the expenses of, conducting the census office were discussed at length, and in brief.it was shown that taking the last census cost, twice as much as it would have done under the merit system. PENSION" FORCE KEDCCED. Ninety-Five of the Clerks To Be "Fired"— Afraid or a Civil Tension List. Washington, Dec. ID.—The house spent the day in the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. Eighty-nine of tie 112 pages of the bill were covered, and only one amendment of importance was adopted. It reduced the clerical force in the pension offie ninety-five, involving a reduction in salaries of $115,000. The civil service question was the chief topic of discussion and the proposition of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Vanderslip to retire clerks-for age was made the text for denunciation by Moody of Massachusetts and Johnson of Indiana, both of whom are defenders o fthe civil service law. DeArmond, under the latitude allowed in debate on appropriation bills, made an impassioned speech reproaching the majority for not voting upon the Cuban belligerency resolution passed by the senate at the last session. His remarks were given added importance in view of the action of the Democratic caucus declaring for an aggressive support of the recognition of. Cuban belligerency. When the debate drifted to the civil service law Moody (Rep.) of Massachusetts, called attention to what he termed the "extraordinary proposition" advocated by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Vanderslip ir. an interview. In that interview. Moody said, Vanderslip proposed to establish in the treasury department what in effect would be a civil pension list. As one of those who believed in the merit system, he thought congress ought to meet this proposition at the threshold. "If tUis system which we support is to lead to the establishment of a civil pension list." said he, "then the people ought to -wipe it out of existence. [General applause.] As a friend of civil service reform I say its worst enemies are not those who are fighting it openly like Gen. Grosvenor, but men like the author of this proposition, who sits in the cabinet by the side of President McKinley." [Applause.] Johnson of Indiana declared that the last census conducted under the spoils •ystem was notoriously inefficient, and bis rasret if this imjacttnt TvorS was to oe inefficiently done. He ' said he shared Moody's indignation over the proposition of Vanderlip. He thought Vanderlip's superior, Secretary Gage, should admonish h:m. His proposition violated the spirit and letter of the !aw. Johnson was besieged with questions from those clustered about him. Bui he held his own, declaring that the government was not conducted for the purpose of providing for men in their old age. They should do. he said, as others did. provide Cor a rainy day. PROPOSED CUKKHNCV LEGISLATION. Tilings Chjiirmim Walker Kelieves the. < People Desire and Do .Not Desire. j Washington, Dec. 16. — Chairman j Walker, of the banking and currency j committee, yesterday brought forward in the committee a general programme for dealing with all financial bills, which programme has the approval the chairmen of the sub-committees, save John- jon. Walker's statement was in part as follows: First, I am thoroughly convinced that the people do not desire the retirement of the whole body of United States legal tender notes; second, that they do desire that their government shall control and issue all currency notes issued by the people; third, that the banks only shall put the notes so furnished Into circulation, and be responsible for their redemption in specie; fourth, that banks shall be required to keepeachand every form of coin and paper money at a jtar with every other: fifth, that the government guarantee the final payment of every dollar issued, and sixth, to justify this guaranty and save the government from loss it should collect a tax upon all currency notes supplied hy it sufficient to guarantee the United States treasury against loss because of its guarantee of their final redemption. Walker added an explicit programme, substantially as follows: First, consider the president's recomendations; second, take the sense of the committee as to whether it shall proceed immediately to frame any bill making any considerable change in the national banking law, if these changes are determined upon; then consider in order the bill of. Secretary Gage, that of the monetary commission, and that known a,s the Walker bill. This programme met with some opposition, and it was not acted on by the committee up to the time of adjournment. FOSTER ON HAWAIIAN ANNEXATION' Tells an Interviewer That, if Tt'e Don't Ta.lce Them John. Hull Will. Washington, Dec. IS.—Ex-Secretary-.! State Foster, who while a member of the Harrison cabinet negotiated the first treaty annexing Hawaii to theUnit- ed States and who has taken much interest in its acquisition, when asked yesterday as to the status of the annexation question, said: "The opponents in congress of Hawaiian annexation will not have disposed of the question by voting against and defeating this measure. They mil'st decide what =hall be the policy and conduct of the United States towards the islands for the future. Having refused the application of the island government for incorporation into our Union, such an act necessarily carries with it the right of the former to determine its own political destiny uninfluenced by considerations affecting the United States." Later on the colonel said: "But I do not think the island-? will pass under the dominion of Japan. If the people of American origin now in control of the government aro rejected by congress they will, in my opinion, turn to their kinsmen, the English and Canadians. They have learned from the colonial history of Great Britain that wherever the British nag goes there foilow equal taxation, just and impartial administration of the laws, and honest and orderly government. While I have no in- formantion as to the purposes of the present rulers, I feel sure that when It is finally determined that they are not to be annexed to the United States they will lose no time in opening negotiations with Great Britain, and the result of the negotiations will be neither slow nor uncertain." HEED WAS NOT ENCOURAGING-. S«eu>ed to Think the Chance for Currency Legislation Was Not Good. Washington, Dec, 16.—The gist o£ the currency resolutions adopted by the National Board of Trade yesterday was an indorsement of thesingle gold standard, the gradual retirement of United States notes, the enlargement of the national bank circulation with a gradual reduction in the tax on the same, and finally the establishment of national banks with a, capital of $25,000 or over in towns of over 2,000 population. A resolution favoring a permanent scientific tariff commission was adopted, but later reconsidered and left open for fuller discussion. The active prosecution of the Nicaragua canal project was heartily indorsed. The committee In charge of the currency resolution and the bankruptcy bill called on Speaker Reed last night to present, the two measures with the indorsement of the board, and learn, if. possible, what their chances would be before the house. Reed did not hold out much encouragement in the line of. financial legislation, but intimated that there would be more chance for the bankruptcy bill after the holiday recess. Populists to Hold a Caucus. Washington, Dec. 16.—The Populists have decided to hold a. caucus tonight to outline their policies on pending questions. They will oppose the annexation of Hawaii and favor the recognition of Cuban independence. Beport on Uie Vandalis. ladinapolis. Dec. 16.—V. Mallott, re- ceiver'of the Vandalia, filed his report for October yesterday. It shows—cash in hand Sept. 31. 1897, $242,103.83; receipts in October, $1»1:!6;1S0.90; disbursements in October, $834,374.47, leaving the balance on hand S291.S16.43. It shows receipts on account of business prior to Xov. U, 1SS6, to have been J532.0S6.12. and receipts from Nov. 14 189€. to Oct. 30, 1S31. $6,763,07-».5S, a touj of J7,315.- 1S0.7*. Royal Kakea the fo*d pare. IK3YAI. 1AICXG FOWOEH CO., Kt» VOWt Part of the Programme at House Party Turns Out To Be Gun Play. THEEE MEff AJRE INSTANTLY nTLT.ET) And a Woman and Girl Fatally •Wounded During- Um Exukang* of Lcml«u Plea»- Hiitrleit—Mai-kiiiuanrfiip of the Gentlemen Involved Is Excellent, But It Break* I'p the Party—Capture of Merry, tlie Chicago Wife Murderer. JIacon. Ga.. Dec. 16.—A special to The Telegraph from Jeffersonvllie, says: The citzens of this place were startled Tuesday night by a fusillade of pistol shots at the residence of R. L. CaJift, where a house party was in progress. The screaming of women aroused the town and the whole population gathered about the scene of the shooting, when it was discovered that three rnen. were lying dead on the parlor floor and that a woman and a girl were fatally shot. The parlor was a scene of gaiety, young folks dancing and sliiging alternately, and amusement was at its height when Shaw Griffin, a young man under the intluer.ee of liquor, became too offensive in hist manner toward the young ladies. Califf remonstrated with him. and advised him to go home. The "Infuriated Citizen" Let* Loose. This enraged Griffin and he drew a pistol and began to rave and make threats against his host. Califf knowing Griflin to be a dangerous man prepared himself and ordered the offender to leave the house. This precipitated a fight. Seven shots were exchanged, both principals dropped dead, and Clarence Jones, a young man, was also instantly killed, the three men falling within a radius of a few feet. As soon as the first shot rang out the young ladies began to flee for their lives! and before the room was cleared two of them were fatally wounded. No Frniich Duel Practice Here. Califf fired three shots, all three taking effect—one striking Griffin in the right temple and two in the breast. Griffin fired four times. One shot entered Califf's breast, killing him instantly; another struck Clarenc* Jones in the head, and death ensued an hou* later. Mrs. Califf was shot In the abdomen and her 7-year-old daughter in the neck. When the fighting commenced the people b?gan to flee from danger, many of them getting into buggies and • driving away. CHICAGO WIFK BUTCHER, PERHAJP*. Merry Who Ha« Been Hunted Hick and Low Found 111 Kentucky. Louisville, Dec. 16.—A special to Th* Evening Post tronv Princeton, Ky.,»ay»: Ed Smith and William Merry, alias Ed and Bill Roach, the latter wanted la Chicago for wife murder and the former for complicity, were arrested near Ed- dyvllle, Lyon county, yesterday morning by officers who had been advised that they were in hiding along the Cumberland river. Smith made a confession, but Merry will not talk. When asked If he bad a wife he said no. though when closely questioned he contradicted himself on several point*. Smith's confession was to the effect that he ivas wanted in Chicago for complicity in the killing- of Merry's wife, and that his companion was William Merry, who was also wanted for wife murder. He would not admit nor deny that he had killed the woman. Both are ragged and foot sore. Merry's feet are in such bad shap* that he can scarcely walk. They said they had been camping along 1 the banks of the Cumberland river for some time. Chicago, Dec. 1C.—The police here are suspicious that the men arrested In i Kentucky as Merry and Smith are i tramps who are anxious to get to Chicago without riding a hard brake beam. The name of the Merry wanted here is Christopher not William. DRGEMBEJR, A «*RKAT MOJITH We aU mnst h&ve wjme- tblDfftO give for Christina* Hauk can ibow you more, and at le«* price too, than any body Buy Kraft- thing- that willlaKtalifd time. 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