Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 17, 1897 · Page 20
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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 17, 1897
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OAILYPHAKOS FBIPAY, DEO. 17. 1897. BMU. F. LOCTHAIS. JOHJT ~W. BARKIS. Louthaln Jt Barnf a. VD1TOR8 ASD PROPRIETORS. TXBMB OF SUBSCRIPTION — Daily per week. 10 cent*: per month 40 ceou; per year itrlctly la advance) J4.50 The Weekly Pharoi and the Saturday Fh*ro» the iwo forming the Semi-Weekly •wMdon. tlJ» a year, strictly In advance. Entered at the Logansport, Ind..po>tofflce at leoono clMnmull matter, as provided by law. ! vailed the balance of trade in favor Of this country exceeded $280,000,000 This year the balance of trade In our favor should be much greater, because much more goods have been sold abroad. Owing to the shod crops abroad much better prices have been obtained. IT IB not all. such & cold wave after LEW WALLACE Is In the race for U. S. senator to succeed Senator Turpie. And there are others. CoMrrKOLL,EK ECKELS will retire on January 1st to accept the presidency of the Chicago National bank. His gpeach-maklng career will then be ended. IT is a pretty well estaoilshed fact that the money changers of the east will not, in years to come, dictate the platform of the Democratic party or name Its candidate. IK McKenna's nomination is confirmed by the senate, who will take his place in the cabinet? It is reported that Governor Grlgga, of New Jersey, will be the man. AFTER the holiday recess look out for a tremendous pressure to be brought on congress to push along the schemes of the gold conspirators. They feel that It is now or never. CHRISTMAS delights are anticipated by a tour of observation along the .shop windows. The display in all lines is moat beautiful and attractive. In the way of presents for loved ones there are so many attractive thing* that the mind becomes bewildered. IF business does not improve it is not because trade conditions are unfavorable. This country produced, during the year just closing, enormous crops of all kinds, and the foreign demand for our surplus products has never been so great. If prosperity does not come, It is due to other than natural conditions. THE Republicans of Pulaski county are all torn up over the announcement that Congressman Eoyce will recommend the appointment of W. E. Jackson, a gold Democrat for postmaster at Wlnamac. A number of the faithful want the appointment. A merry war Is on and some scalp- lifting in the threatened in the Thirteenth district. SENATOR DANIEL, of Virginia, wan unanimously re-elected to succeed himself as United States senator last Tuesday, fie received the solid vote of the Democrats. The Republicans and the Populist members of the legislature either voted for him or refrained from voting. He is a man of high character, an eloquent speaker and a sincere advocate of bimetallism. THE purpose of the Republican spoilsmen in congress is to so modify the civil service law as to enable .them to oust such Democrats as have obtained positions and are now em ployed by the government. The law should either be repealed or left as it is. If the purpose of those Interested in the perpetuation is to create a civil pension list, tho law,should be repealed. M. MELINE, ihe French premier, Is aa ardeot bltnettallst,who believes that the day Is not far distant when the double standard will be restored among the great commercial nations of tue world. He stated it as aa In indisputable fact that prices have remained steady In silver standard countries, while they have fallen In gold standard countries. The reason of this, he says, is that "gold alone has enjoyed the privilege or free coinage, aad has thus b2c:ime the only international money that is acceptable everywhere, while silver has become slmoly acommndlty." have gone to imglislimen." Eut why should they have gone -to Englishmen: If -vre can do them better, quicker and cheaper, they should come to us. JOHN P. ST. JoHN.former governor of Kansas, recently declared himself thus: "I have reached the conclusion that it is as Important to provide a home for the decent and-sooer man as it Is to pull the drunkard out of the gutter, an3 If I live and have the chance, I will vote for William J. Bryan In 1900 If anyone had told me a few years ago that I would ever vote for a Democratic ticket I should have said he didn't know what he was talking about. But the Bryan Democracy is a new-born Democracy It is going to rule this country, A.nd if it doesn't rule it right the common people will desert It." THE monetary commission,an auxiliary to the gold conspiracy, is to meet again at Indianapolis next month. All the forces of organized capital are working for the accomplishment of the same thing, viz: An increase In the bonded debt, the substitution of gold bonds for coin bonds and the granting to National banks authority to supply the country with paper money. A MAN by the name ot Roots, who hails from Oonnersville, claims that President McKioley appropriated his •ctoeme for reforming the currency and placed it before the country in his message. This turns out to be no great glory for Roots, because Mr. Walker, chairman of the house committee on banking and currency, declares that the scheme is impracticable, and be ought to know. SECRETARY GAGE submitted his plan for reforming the currency yesterday. His first proposition sets forth the desirability of establishing the single gold standard. This he proposes to do by refunding the entire bonded indebtedness of the country and making all bonds payable in gold. He likewise favors redeeming the greenbacks in gold, and of giving the national banks control of the business of issuing paper money. Iv the present abnormal demand for American products should continue for a few years, the United States should become the richest nation on earth. Onr exports this year will reach far beyond ihe billion dollar mark. Our exports last year •mounted to 1885,000,000, and not- tbe low prices that pre- Progrcsslve Taxation. In 1895 the Illinois legislature enacted a progressive inheritance tax law, fixing an ascending scale of from 1 to 6 per cent on legacies ranging in value from $2,000 and upward. Ou inheritances of over $50,000 6 per cent was levied. Immediately the constitutionality of the law was contested by those interested. It was fought out in the Illinois supreme court, where, with one dissenting vote, the act was declared constitutional. The case was then appealed to the United States supreme court, where it awaits decision. The arguments of those who wish to have the act set aside are that progressive taxation deprives people of property without due legal process, denies to them the equal protection of the laws and abridges the privileges and immunities of citizens. Several states have already enactments similar to the Illinois law. Mr. Max West points out iu The North American Be- view what the effect of the United States .supreme court's decision would jo in cither case: The imiiortanrt! of the case now ponding can scarcely bo ovfivstimarcd. An advursu dt- lision would inraii iho iiruhibition of progressive taxation throughout ihe United States, ind hence would annul not only tho Illinois ax, but the inheritance tax of Missouri, the neome. tax of North Carolina and the railroad axes of several states, and it would put a quietus upon any thoroughgoing reform of eteito taxation. On tho other hand, u fuvora- )lo decision will doubtless prove ft powerful .tlmulus to the development of progressive taxation throughout the country. After such decision by the highest court no state court vill be likely to annul a similar act unless ho state constitution very plainly requires all itxation to be proportional; ;L viigue ge.ne.rali- ] ty in tho bill of rights will not Reconsidered sufficient. Against an Annexation Policy. It is amusing ou the whole to read in The Forum Hon. James Brycq's numerous reasons why the United States should never annex any more territory. It would never do at all, quoth Hon. Mr. Bryce. No doubt it is impossible for even a foreigner who is our good friend, like James Bryce, to understand that the United States does not want to annex auj- more territory. We do need and will obtain coaling and naval stations iu all parts of the world, to protect and provide for our marine service and our citizens who may be in distress, but beyond these this country would not turn, over a finger to possess additional territory. Wo have so much now that wo are not gnawed by that "earth hunger" which is driving other nations to extremities. Still, whe.u the people of a rich outlying island offer themselves and their land to us, asking to be taken under our protection, wln-n at the same time no other country has any claim on them, it would be the craziest folly for us to refuse the gift. Mr. Bryce proceeds to argue that the mongrel populations of Hawaii and Cuba could not be worked over into peaceable citizens of either an American state or territory. This is a wholly unwarranted assumption ou the part of Bryce. Hawaii already exists as :» self governing republic, while the Cuban patriots have held togetlier and successfully resisted the whole power of Spain for nearly three years. But who talks of annexing Cuba? Infant Phenomenon. If the boy were not a preacher's son, one would bs inclined to doubt the story, of the achievement.-? of a youthful gviiins at Middlecown, X. Y. The chil-1 is 12 years old. His name'is Hayucr H. Gordon and his father is paster of the First Presbyterian cUurch. Either the story i.•• the t-liatnpiou f-ik<- or the boy is one of the children of thai coming race which, we are told, will rlis tauce intellectually eveu in iui'auc-% adults of our generation. Young Hayuor had a study in n\~ own room up .stuirs, and his parents observed that he spent much time rhorv They supposed, however, that he w:is studying his lessons, as foud purcu.'s would be apt to do under the circumstances. Presently, however, offiuiiil documents addressed to "H. H. Gordon" bfiuau to arrive from tho United States patent office. Then it was found that Hayuor was a perfect Edison iu the electrical invention line and that he had applied for and obtained a number of patents. He must bo an uncomfortable youth to have around at times, even though he i:i a great genius and the only child of doting parents. For instance, bow would it seem to suddenly be roused up iu tbe dead of night by the sound of every bell in tho house ringing like mad? The phenomenon one day amused himself by connecting an electrical machine on the one hand with the family clock and 021 the other with all the house bells, so that when the clock struck a certain hour every bell pealed forth, scaring the wits out of the family. This, however, was only one of the lad's little jokes. In the maia he is an exemplary son, not at all puffed up by the fame his inventions havo brought. One of these is a hydraulic pump, and some of them aro said to be superior . to anything older inventors have accomplished. The English have tie merchant carrying trade of the world. In many man ufacturing and engineering enterprises, however, the Americans have caught up with and are passing them. Sir. Charles Ritchie in his recent speech told Englishmen that Americans had come under their very eyes and obtained the contract for the Central Underground railway of London because their bid was lower than that of any British firm. American builders and engineering contractors had also got heavy orders on. the continent and in Japan «nd in Egypj^ orders The Farm Colony Plan. At a recent Salvation, Army meeting in New York Booth-Tucker raised §35,000 for his proposed farm colony. When he accumulates 5100,000, he will purchase cheap lauds for farms and remove thither thousands of families from the slum districts of tbe cities, I is the beginning of a migration fron the city back to the country. The man agemeut of tbe $100,000 fund will b< placed in the hands of five trustees who will use it according to their bes judgment iu defraying the expenses o. poor families from city to farms am supporting them while they learn to livo by agriculture. The project is not a charity, which is its worthiest feature. The people assist ed will from tbe products of their in dustry pay 5 per cent interest on ths sums used for them. As they become good farmers they will likewise pay back the principal of" the money tban purchased their lands and become themselves the owners. Tbe principal will, in turn be used to assist other families from the slums of cities to a living in the country. The experiment is certain- ,ly worth making, and its results will be watched with profound interest. Ij the course of a few years it will be ascer tained whether it is possible to reclaim and make useful citizens out of the slum denizens. New and Very Attractive Stocks. By the time this announcement reaches the people, we will be showing a ftew stock of goods tor late buyers of overcoats. Of course our regular line ot Shits, Boy's and Children's Clothing. Shoes and Rubbers is right up to standard, as usual, but WE HAVE MADE A LUCKY PUKCHASE of Overcoats at a great discount and same will be ready for late buyers, those who have been waiting to buy Overcoast at half price: also those late buyers who had concluded to wear their old coats unless a Special Opportunity Offered to buy the best Awfully Cheap. This advertisement ie published in this issue ot the Logansport Pharos only, and as the quantity is limited the same is • .-.--.-•• $10 Overcoat "I jjftve found it!" cries Hiram S. Maxim, inventor of the airship. It is to be devoutly hoped he is right this time aad that his faithful work of years is nt last rewarded with a machine that •will move through the air and be steer- able. It will solve the problem of passage to Klondike for one thing. Mr. Maxim's airship is made of aluminium vnd was built at San Francisco. Instances are of daily record in which bullets are located by means of the X ray. If it had been known in the time of President Garfield, his life would probably have been saved. THE Sci- What flnxlei, tbe Great English entist, Considered tbe Best Start In Life. The great English scientist, Huxley, said the best start in life Is a sound stomach. Weak stomachs fall to digest food properly because they lack the proper quantity of digestive acids (lactic and hydrochloric) and peptogenic products; the moat sensible remedy in all cases of indigestion, is to take after each meal one or two of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets because they supply in a pleasant, harmless form all the elements that weak stomachs laok. The regular use of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will cure every form of stomach trouole except cancer of the stomach. They increase flesh, insure pure blood, strong nerves, a bright eye and clear complexion, because all these result only from wholesome food well digested. Nearly all druggists sell Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets at 50 certs, full sized package. Send lor Free Book jon Stomach Troublea to Stuart company, Marshall, Mich.; Limited to Pharos Readers Only, wh o are requested to mention Tbe Pharos to get the full benefits, which also include For Readers ot the Pharos Only worth $10 worth $10 FREE CHINA AND CUT GLASS. A real $10.00 overcoat—an elegant black or blue $5.98 For Fine Kersey For Fine Blue, black Beaver Overcoats kersey or beaver overcoat—a swell stylish overcoat— a aenuine surprise—and Free China, all for $5.98. New Olto Shoe & Clothing Co. Also headquarters for Santa Clause. Notice of Election. The annual meeting of the share holders of The City National Bank of Logansport, Indiana, for the election of nine directors for the ensuing year, will be held at their office on Tuesday, January llth., 1898. from ten o'clock a. m. to four o'clock p. -m, F. R, Fowler, cashier. No Pain! No Danger I Teeth extracted without pain or after effects, such as sore moutb, sore gums, etc.-Absolutely safe and painles, The Finest andgBest method of CROWN and BRIDGE Work. The most natural-looking artificial Teeth on new method PLATES, guaranteed to fit. ISP-No charge for extracting without pain when new teeth are to be supplied. Dr. W. T. Hurtt, OverFisher'eDruF Stor MEN AND WOMEN SEE OUR FELT SLIPPERS. Walker & 42O BROADWAY. Now Open For Inspection Our Christmas Line of Silver PJated Novelties Broadway & Pearl St ==PATENTS American ancl Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical ant Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. SE^i. 0 .! B B. GORDON. EE/&OVED Into the Block on Pearl street, formerly occupied by Harry Tucker where you are invited to call and see a Hue line of Winter Woolens For Suitings and Over- coatings that cannot be beat. Merchant W.D.Craig, Pearl St2sext to Dr. Bell's Office. Before selecting Christmas Present Or Furniture to adorn Your Home we Desire to call atttention to our band- some and complete line of tbe very Latest Designs and Novelties ii Furniture and Upholstered Goods consisting of Roman Cfaairs, Tabbor- etts, Divans, rockers, couches etc. at Low Prices. Cummings & Morgan, Cor 3d & Broadway. City Building. f *tal Fall of mn St. Paul. Dec. 16.—An elevator in the •wholesale roiUinery establishment of Eobinson & Strauss, fell six stories yesterday afternoon, instantly killing- E. J- Munn, a traveling salesman, and fatally injuring William Schaller, elevator ^ man. _— niVETHEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. Pm making Fall Suits and Overcoat* to order from $16 to $40.00............. i H • G. Tucker, Tailor,

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